Kenny is a new roundy curvy armchair made out of folded simple strip by Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay of Raw Edges for Moroso. Using a simple pattern and a single linear strip of fabric, they created a volumetric shape that becomes like a cocoon in which you sit. This project is all about the effortlessness of its geometry.
To emphasize the simplicity of a rectangular strip being turned into this rounded curvaceous armchair the designers used Kvadrat Hallingdal 65 textile, a ‘warp and woof’ fabric, where two different colored yarns are woven perpendicular to each other. By pulling out the warp, the longitudinal thread in a roll, more of the woof’s color is exposed thus creating a linear graphic that emphasises the shape and geometry of Kenny.
Product photos by Alessandro Paderni, process photos courtesy of Raw Edges.