Stockholm 2016: Stockholm studio Färg & Blanche has used its signature “wood tailoring” technique to produce a assortment of sofas and chairs for furniture brand Gärsnäs (+ slideshow).
The procedure – which the pair have been establishing for several many years – requires stitching fabric immediately onto wood utilizing a customised sewing machine.
The duo, made up of Fredrik Färg and Emma Blanche, previously utilized the approach to stitch thin layers of plywood with each other to create furnishings. Their new Julius seating assortment is made in a similar way, and attributes upholstered seats with arms and backs created from rounded panels of wood.
The sofa’s back is produced from 3 of these shapes positioned side-by-side, whilst the armchair characteristics a single wooden panel as a back assistance. The fabric and padding are connected straight onto 1 side of the wood, with the stitching nonetheless noticeable from the uncovered back of the plate.
“This form is the result of intensive analysis aimed at creating a module that can be utilized for both the sofa and effortless chair,” explained Färg & Blanche, which previously developed a assortment of stools for Gärsnäs.
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“The conspicuous stitching provides a worked and tactile feeling,” the designers extra.
The wooden panels are obtainable in a variety of colours and stains, whilst the legs of the chairs and sofas are created of sound ash. Customers can also pick from a selection of textile hues, including pale pink, dark blue or grey.
“There are countless possibilities to alter the furniture’s expression,” stated the designers. “Partly via the choice of upholstery and partly depending on the chosen surface therapy of the wooden back plate, as effectively as varying the colour of the visible stitching.”
According to Farg & Blanche, the method is appropriate for mass manufacturing, and due to the fact the wood is sewn together with the material, the two are effortless to separate when it is time to recycle the furniture.
The seating assortment is proven at Stockholm Furniture Fair, which runs from 9 to 13 February 2016. The studio is also exhibiting a collection of mirrors at the honest, featuring criss-crossed indentations manufactured by binding the leather frames with rope.