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Fabric Chair / Chair

Fabric Chair
Fabric Chair

Fabric chair was designed to have a complex three-dimensional form from a flat sheet, using the traditional art of stitching. This felt composite creates structurally strong, intricate fluid shapes without the help of any mold or formwork. A digital technique was developed to show stitching of fabric on computer. The chair is created by the process of machine cutting the felt, and letting the fabric stand on its own after which the composite is hardened. A particular ratio of resins was applied to harden the fabric without deforming it. The fabric chair eventually turns out to have various textures and hardness at different parts.


University College London

University College London
The Bartlett School of Architecture
London, United Kingdom

I-Ting Tsai,
University College London

Somdatta Majumdar

Xixi Zheng

Yiru Yun