trust in design embroiders pattern into splash surfboard trust in design embroiders pattern into splash surfboard
feb 22, 2014

trust in design embroiders pattern into splash surfboard

trust in design embroiders pattern into splash surfboard
image © cyrille weiner
all images courtesy of trust in design



experimenting with different types of materials, french studio trust in design has crafted the ‘splash surfboard’. fabricated by marc billion, the board shows the mechanical qualities of jute fiber for shaping, while also incorporating an embroidered pattern. the engrained surface was done by marie-charlotte marlot and functions as grip for the surfer when taking off on a wave. the foam structure consists of flour and baking powder and is close to a bread recipe, making it light, stiff and ecologically friendly. the wide design and average thickness enable an easy and multipurpose riding experience, ideal for curving the soft swells of its construction location, the bengal region in india.


the splash surfboard features an embroidered pattern on its surface
image © cyrille weiner


the design explores the mechanical qualities of jute fiber for shaping
image © cyrille weiner


the board is very lightweight
image © cyrille weiner


underside of the surfboard
image © cyrille weiner


the surfboard has a wide shape for an easy riding experience
image © cyrille weiner


an average thickness is used for the design of the board
image © cyrille weiner


detail showing the embroidered grip surface
image © cyrille weiner


the embroidered fabric before being applied to the board
image © marie charlotte marlot


riding waves with the ‘splash surfboard’
image © arthur de chatelperron



project info:


code: object design
project: bonzer
partners: gold of bengal
status: work in progress
location: bangladesh
date: 2013
size: 5″4′
materials: bread foam and jute fiber
embroiderer: marie-charlotte marlot
fabrication: marc billion
photos: cyrille weiner



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