The “Made” exhibition at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2014 displays 14 selected textile-furniture projects created by the students of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design. All “The New Textile Furniture” experiment with the opportunities of the textile material, some are based on the anatomy of the human body whilst others explore the limits of the definition of textile. made-kadk.com – www.stockholmfurniturelightfair.se
The Pin sofa by Demeter Foragasi, sponsor by Kvadrat. “Walking through the classroom with beautiful sunshine coming through the windows, I discovered a new beauty in the needles sticking out of the needle pillows. This was my very first impression – I told myself this was so inspiring that I should be working with it. My main idea was to have a playful concept, what refers to the inner child in every one of us. Enlarged object by themselves generate the feeling of being little as children. With the enlarged needles I am relating to textile techniques in an abstract way”.
Sirius by Morten Husum Nielsen . “It is not obvious that my chair is ”The New Textile Furniture”, but the only thing that really keeps the chair together is the many lashings made of braided cord. In the process of creating this chair, i have studied ancient eskimo methods of how to lash dog sleds together. I want to renew this ancient method in a way that it is possible to experience the special characteristics the method contains”.
Tiles by Jonas Sondergaard Nielsen, sponsored by Kvadrat, K.Balling-Engelsen a/s. “Tiles is a new way of thinking shell furniture. Every piece is hinged by a strong fabric on the backside; witch gives the chair its unique flexibility. My goal was to focus on the movement that happen when you sit and lean back into the shape. My design allows the chair to form itself around you”.