Textiles Into Furniture: Tent Chair
In the Textile and Furniture Collaboration class, we as a group of three members, are designing a three person chair in a form of a triangular prism with a stretched elastic knit exterior.
The furniture is different from other forms, as the user is not aware of the functional aspect of the object but discover and be immersed in the soft elastic knit. Each side of the furniture is knitted in different colors (yellow orange, blue, and red orange) but is visually connected by the graphic gradient of the blue where the sides meet. There will be different sensory experiences when viewing the object from far and being inside the furniture.
Elasticity and Strength
The complex structures and imagery of highly engineered knit fabric demands the technicalities of the industrial knitting machine (CMS 530) designed on the Stoll M1 Plus in the RISD Textiles Department.
Due to the tension of the fabric and the triangulation of the structure, the furniture must be able to dissemble. With the measurements of the stretched frame on the metal frame and the angles of the triangulation we designed 3D printed connectors to close and contain the structure.