Made is an exhibition on Stockholm Furniture Fair 2014 created by students from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design. They are exhibiting 14 pieces of furniture, designed by selected students. All of the pieces were developed in a project called “The New Textile Furniture” and that has resulted in 14 very different pieces of furniture; some are experimenting with the opportunities of the textile material, some are based on the anatomy of the human body and others are exploring the limits of the definition of textile.
The furniture is made from the concept “less is a bore” by using foam as the main upholstery. The intention is to explore the balance between the repulsive and the accommodating through voluminous curves. The shaping reflects undesirable human overweight as an aesthetics impetus, combined with a pleasant appearance in bright and soft materials that leads the user to be embraced by comfortable volumes.
The idea of my furniture is based on the visual archetype of a bird’s nest by reverting to the traditional breading and weaving techniques that you can mainly find in basketry. Using this method in a certain way I created a unique seating shell that is made out of just one basic material – fabric.
he felt chair is the result of an investigation of the woolfiber and its incredible qualities and features. In this project I have been working with textile as my focal point. I wanted to challenge the way we use fabrics today by using alternative methods of working with textiles in furniture industry. The project was a detailed study of the woolfibers ability to shrink through steaming and experiments with the felt showed the characteristics of shaping the felt in both convex and concave directions.
Amanda Lilholt Hurup
The idea was to challenge the way most of us consider textile furniture, by challenging the way of using the textile. Often the textile is used to hide the structure; furthermore the textile often controls the shape of the structure. I wanted to turn it the other way around, to let the structure control the textile.
Adam Mathias Hermansen
Monulit is a sculpture you can sit on. Lean on. Build. A changeable piece of furniture, made to create curiosity for the user. Because of its modular system you can combine and sculpt the furniture yourself. In that way the furniture will always have a new shape to be experienced.
Walking through the classroom with beautiful sunshine coming through the windows, I discovered a new beauty in the needles sticking out of the needle pillows. This was my very first impression – I told myself this was so inspiring that I should be working with it. My main idea was to have a playful concept, what refers to the inner child in every one of us.