tal alkabes: somewhere   hand tufted armchair tal alkabes: somewhere   hand tufted armchair
mar 16, 2011

tal alkabes: somewhere hand tufted armchair

‘somewhere’ by tal alkabes front view all photos by avi valdman

‘somewhere’ is a hand-tufted armchair designed by tal alkabes. the idea behind the design was to integrate the hand tufting technique used for rug making and translate it as a means of upholstery to furniture. the topography created by the varying heights of the wool, replace the traditional foam upholstery. the wooden support structure is minimal, shaped to give the flat carpet its armchair silhouette. depicted on the carpet is the landscape of a meadow, which was chosen as a means of emphasizing the emotional and naive nature of the furniture object. the folded carpet transforms the flat meadow drawing it into a three dimensional landscape, providing the illusion of sitting somewhere else.

3/4 view‘somewhere’ is alkabes final project at the holon institute for technology, israel, that was lead by professor victor frostig.

back view

the meadow pattern of the carpet layed-out

the carpet partially finished

the carpet in its completion

detail

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    Tal Alkabes says:
  • Really interesting! this combination of materials reminds me of a similar chair :
    the Viana chair from MyFace,
    http://www.myface.com.pt/myclassics.html

    Roberta Bismarck says:
  • wow taltol!! kol hakavod! its amazing im very proud of you!!

    lihi says:
  • interesting, but probably not the most comfortable surface to sit on

    dbkii says:
  • to much like a toilet carpet

    mir says:
  • congratulations, i want to fall deeply inmediately to that view, only bad is that i can’t see it’s beauty when i sit in the chair, its so personal, and its good at it 🙂
    i’m fed up with mass stuff

    btr says:
  • interesting idea. congrats 🙂

    widya says:

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