Jakub Szczesny of Centrala Designers Task Force in Warsaw, Poland discovered concrete cloth while sourcing material for furniture for the Rooted Design for Routed Living: Alternative Design Strategies project. He’d been frustrated with the othe materials he’d been working with such aslinoleum, coroplastics, old leather and PVC. However, when he found concrete cloth he knew that this was what he was looking for — a unique material to use. Slowly, he created a few pieces, tested them outdoors, and came up with some organic shapes that blended well into nature, called “relics” by local workmen.
From the designer:
The reconciliation of a certain nonchalance and gracefulness arising from limited control over textile forms with a structural necessity – in this case withstanding the weight of a person – is a topic that has intrigued me for several years now. Although in architectural forms the use of textiles is usually connected to ties, meaning tent structures or blow-up structures (both techniques are still considered by most architects as highly experimental or even not worth considering due to their evanescence), in the case of furniture I did not want to make just some more upholstered chairs.
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