nameless architecture's stacked felt furniture creates a soft + solid café interior
 

nameless architecture's stacked felt furniture creates a soft + solid café interior

 

by stacking layers of compacted felt on top of each other, design and architecture firm nameless architecture has created a soft and sturdy interior for this south korean café. located in the capital of seoul, the café — called ‘on ne sait jamais’ (you never know) — at first appears to be populated by a kind of granite furniture, before closer inspection reveals it to be something a bit more comfortable.

nameless architecture felt cafelocated in the capital of seoul, the café is called ‘on ne sait jamais’ (you never know)
all images by kyung roh

 

 

the idea for the project came from the studio’s desire to explore two dimensional materials from a three dimensional perspective. widely used from the fashion field to the industrial field because of its flexibility and solidity of entangled fiber, felt is a fiber-entangled texture that is produced by applying heat, moisture, and pressure to wool. by stacking layers of felt, nameless architecture reinforces the fabric’s natural flexibility, and simultaneously satisfies the function of conventional furniture. according to the studio, the towers of stacked felt provides a heaviness and solidity similar to that of a concrete mass.

nameless architecture felt cafe
the eatery first appears to be populated by a kind of granite furniture

 

 

the result is a collection of chairs and tables that appear to have risen from the floor in a kind of textile-based stratigraphy. the tables are topped by glass panels, and can be arranged to accommodate a number of orientations. a gray floor and white walls combine to create a palette composed of varying scales of gray. light fixtures are integrated into the exposed metal ceiling for an unfinished, industrial presentation. a lighter, translucent fabric is suspended from above by metal steel bars, standing in distinct contrast to the solidity of the felt below. light enough to be stirred by micro airflow and the movement of visitors, the drapes help ease the sobriety of the café’s interior.

nameless architecture felt cafe
the idea came from the studio’s desire to explore two dimensional materials from a three dimensional perspective

nameless architecture felt cafe
felt is used from the fashion field to the industrial field because of its flexibility and solidity of entangled fiber

nameless architecture felt cafe
felt is a fiber-entangled texture that is produced by applying heat, moisture, and pressure to wool

nameless architecture felt cafe
by stacking layers of felt, nameless reinforces the fabric’s natural flexibility


according to the studio, the stacked felt provides a heaviness and solidity similar to that of a concrete mass


the tables are topped by glass panels, and can be arranged to accommodate a number of orientations

the isolated chair, stool, two-seater & table


preliminary sketch

 

 

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edited by: peter corboy | designboom

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