Stitching Concrete

Stitching Concrete is a project developed by designer Florian Schmid. The objects displayed above are able to mix the furniture design with the textile techniques, in order to obtain unusual effect. I mean, it’s unusual to see concrete looking like textiles, or the outdoor furniture looking like a handmade garment. So, how did he do it?

These stools are made by folding fabric that’s impregnated with cement then drenching it in water. It consists of cement layered between fabric and a PVC backing. Once soaked it can be manipulated for a few hours before hardening. A wooden mould supports it while drying within 24 hours. Before that the edges have been stitched together with brightly coloured thread.

The Project plays with a visual delusion that actually cloth can not give the strength to sit on.

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