studio aisslinger: NETwork
studio aisslinger: NETwork
apr 28, 2010

studio aisslinger: NETwork

‘NETwork stitching furniture project’ image © designboom

showcased at milan furniture fair 2010, the ‘NETwork stitching furniture project’ by german design studio aisslinger combines modern technologies with traditional stitching techniques to create a collection of textile objects and furniture.

studio aisslinger: NETwork image © designboom

the collection made up of armchairs, stools and lamps transform 2 dimensional embroidery into a furniture object. while the switch of dimensions has always been a challenge for designers, the volumes here are carefully created for flattening through the support of softwares. the collection pieces are light and transparent with an appearance to float in space as 3d textile meta-networks.

studio aisslinger: NETwork

this new 3d textile pop-up technology is the result of a research developed with traditional german manufacturer in plauen, a region with a long tradition in stitching and embroidery. the combination of experimental design with a hidden traditional production is always a challenge for designers but remains an exciting field to develop new concepts. nowadays, the know-how of specialized technologies is more often found in the supplying industries than in the design brands themselves.

studio aisslinger: NETwork

in the production of the ‘network’ collection, two major processes were involved. first, the volumes were translated with software into 2d projections. these projections were then programmed into machines which stitch the pattern into a carrying surface. upon dissolving the carrying surface, the embroidered 2d pattern becomes free to form a 3d object.

studio aisslinger: NETwork

in the second step, the objects formed by the stitched honeycomb structures are fixed over a fiberglass mould and impregnated with resin in order to make them rigid and constructive.

studio aisslinger: NETwork

studio aisslinger: NETwork

studio aisslinger: NETwork

studio aisslinger: NETwork

studio aisslinger: NETwork 2d projections of designed volumes

studio aisslinger: NETwork

studio aisslinger: NETwork honeycomb structure covered a fiberglass mould

studio aisslinger: NETwork the stitched objects are filled with resin for a more rigid form

  • there are a bunch of artisans in Southeast Asia who does exactly this, since the early 90’s (prior to Marcel).

    marcel wanders also did this in the 90’s.

    old technique from true artisans of the east.

    shannon says:

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