Day: April 1, 2020

The Rope Chair by the Bouroullec Brothers Is Inspired by Line Drawings

In continuation of its goal to bring industrial production techniques to artistic furniture pieces, Finnish design brand Artek has teamed up with Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec to create the Rope Chair. The Rope Chair translates a 2D line drawing into a 3D chair with a frame made with steel tubing and rope.

Due to its linear form, one would expect the Rope Chair to be rigid. However, the three pieces of rope add an unexpected element of flexibility to the chair. The contrast between the stiff metal tubes and pliable rope make the piece more welcoming upon closer inspection

Natural Wool Felt Room Dividers From WoOL Amsterdam

Meet WoOL Amsterdam, a Dutch independent label making high-end, sophisticated room dividers that absorb sound and feel so good to the touch. These room dividers are works of art and made from wool felt, a renewable material that fascinated Dutch designer Ingrid Heijne, the founder and art director at WoOL.

She started to create exclusive wool felt products as part of ZENBER Architects in 2012 before launching WoOL as her own independent brand in 2015.

The dividers are handcrafted at KNSM Eiland located in central-eastern Amsterdam.

So far, WoOL has exhibited at Ventura, the Dutch edition at ICFF, X