mercredi 7 septembre 2011

...all you need is thread

... all you need is thread 
 For my final year project I chose to design furniture by repairing old ones. 
It is important to create designs that are sustainable and carry a message. Through my designs I want to create relationship between the consumer and producer. The aim is both to create objects that people want to keep, and also creating an intimate link between my product and the user.

Repairing encourages a form of sustainable consumption. There are many repair options, but it is important that we keep the original form and shape of the object. Broken furniture is thrown away, but if I can fix it there will be less waste of it. This means that I design with “waste”. Through reparation I can create an unique piece. 

My work process is as follows: The first step is to search for do-it-yourself solution. Therefore I will use simple means to “cure” furniture. Second step is to use materials that are available to everyone, and that is thread. The third step is choosing a theme. 

How can I design furniture by using minimal of materials and workmanship? Inspired by the spider web, I chose to repair the seats by using thread but with different techniques. Why the spider web? I chose a spider web because it on one hand is very light but on the other hand is very strong. The web is so thin that is not even noticed by flying insects. 

The two techniques that I have used are the wicker- work and taby model. The wicker work is inspired by a wicker work that I have learned during my internship, but personalized in my own way. For taby model you turn the thread to be curly, and you get a structure that resembles the structure of the coral. I call this model taby because I was inspired by the hair style of my friend Tabitha.