Drytech 3 | Spacer Chair
Type: prototype chair Client: Droog Design Team: Bart Reuser, Marijn Schenk, Michel Schreinemachers, Samira Boon with Maria Salinas Moltó, Eve Arpo, Agathe Osika, Ieda Alvarez Dogo Collaborator / associate: Studio Samira Boon Material: fiberglass and nylon Spacer Fabric with polyester resin; Floor area / size: h=70, w = 62,5, d = Build engineer: Müller textiles and Polyproducts Construction: Textilemuseum Tilburg Special thanks to: Prof. Adriaan Beukers, Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering and Hybrids Completion: September 2007
2007-09-14 DRYTECH NEW PRODUCTS AND EXHIBITION
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.