raw edges at 'craft punk' design miami/ performance
 
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apr 18, 2009

raw edges at 'craft punk' design miami/ performance

‘pleated pleat’ stool by raw- edges

raw- edges, the london- based collective composed of israeli designers yael mer and shay alkalay will present ‘pleated pleat’, a series of paper furniture at ‘craft punk’ design miami/ performance.

borrowing a technique used in fashion production, raw-edges folds and re-folds DuPont™ Tyvek® to create a ‘pleated pleat’ collection. the method of pleating allows the flat, non-elastic material to become a springy, three-dimensional cushion when filled with soft polyurethane foam.

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‘pleated pleat’ chair 1

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‘pleated pleat’ chair 2

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design miami/ is curating an event outside its own territories in a unique partnership with fendi. taking place during the salone del mobile in milan, ‘craft punk’ will expand on the design performance programme that is a highlight of design miami/.

craft is an area of design production that designers often turn to in the early stages of their careers. ‘craft punk’ will transform the 750 square meter spazio fendi into an active environment for social interaction, unruly intellectual inquiry and action based design processes by inviting emerging designers to work within traditional, or hand-made, craft methods. the designers can use discarded materials from the fendi production process, such as selleria leather, branded fabrics, plastic decorative elements, and metal hardware. demonstrating the creation process live and onsite, they will reinvent the way a process or material is typically employed.

the designers contributing to ‘craft punk’ include kwangho lee, massimiliano adami, nacho carbonell, peter marigold, raw-edges, sarah becker, simon hasan, studio glithero, studio libertiny, and yuri suzuki + household. a truly international mix of talents, they come from as far afield as japan, denmark, italy, israel, slovakia, spain, the netherlands, south korea, germany and the UK.

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