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Drytech 3 | Spacer Chair

Client
Droog Design
Type
prototype chair
Collaborator
Studio Samira Boon
Size
h=70 w=62,5 d=112
Material
fiberglass and nylon Spacer Fabric with polyester resin;
Constructor
Textilemuseum Tilburg
Special thanks
Prof. Adriaan Beukers, Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering and Hybrids

In the context of ‘Drytech 3’, NEXT architects, in collaboration with Studio Samira Boon, manufactured two products, a chair and a folding screen. Both products are the result of a technologically innovative use of materials, which is a condition for the “Drytech” project series organized by Droog Design.

For the chair, we used a double weaving technique used in carpet production: two carpets are woven together and cut loose afterwards to create a velour side. This inspired us to design a chair along the same lines: two pieces of fabric are partly interwoven and partly cut loose. Cutting the fabric turns a two-dimensional cloth into a three-dimensional object.

The chair derives its strength form both the double fabric and the curves: hardening so-called ‘three-dimensional’ fabrics by means of resins gives them constructive qualities.