‘the picnic’ by raw edgesimage © joël tettamanti

 

 

the booth, made out of a selection of twenty different kvadrat fabrics, is an installation for the danish textile manufacturer by london-based designers yael mer and shay alkalay of raw edges studio, presented as part of stockholm furniture 2013. the large-scale dinesen douglas fir wood structure is angled in a specific way to display a polychromatic curtain of 1,500 kvadrat straps. the framework was specially conceived to allow visitors to engage with the textile samples in a more interactive way, offering them a closer look at the selection. the concept was fabricated to recreate the scene of a picnic in an enchanted forest atmosphere, the careful layering of the bands informed by weeping willow trees, forming an intimate, sanctuary-like space within the expansive exhibition hall.

 

the designers describe their project:

 

‘wooden cabin, soft roof tiles, fish skin and picnic under a weeping willow, all mixed in a massive pot with kvadrat swatches. served within a commercial fair with our aspiration to create a relaxing, surreal situation but also very warm welcoming.’

 

 

the picnic by raw edges   textile installation made of 1500 kvadrat strapsimage © joël tettamanti

 

 

the picnic by raw edges   textile installation made of 1500 kvadrat strapsthe large-scale dinesen douglas fir wood structure is angled in a specific way to display a polychromatic curtain of 1,500 kvadrat strapsimage © joël tettamanti

 

 

the picnic by raw edges   textile installation made of 1500 kvadrat strapsthe framework was specially conceived to allow visitors to engage with the textile samples in a more interactive wayimage © joël tettamanti

 

 

the picnic by raw edges   textile installation made of 1500 kvadrat strapsimage © joël tettamanti

 

 

the picnic by raw edges   textile installation made of 1500 kvadrat strapsimage © joël tettamanti

 

 

the picnic by raw edges   textile installation made of 1500 kvadrat strapsbuilding the structureimage © joël tettamanti

 

 

 the picnic by raw edges   textile installation made of 1500 kvadrat strapskvadrat samples that made up installationimage © joël tettamanti

 

 

the picnic by raw edges   textile installation made of 1500 kvadrat strapsprocess behind designing the installationimages © raw edges

 

 

the picnic by raw edges   textile installation made of 1500 kvadrat strapsmodels of the proposed designsimages © raw edges

 

 

 

the picnic by raw edges   textile installation made of 1500 kvadrat strapsa visualisation of the installationimage © raw edges

 

 

the picnic by raw edges   textile installation made of 1500 kvadrat strapsthe structure aims to give visitors a closer look at the selectionimage © raw edges

 

 

 

the picnic by raw edges   textile installation made of 1500 kvadrat strapsimage © raw edges