offcuts of fabrics used for making upholstered furniture roughly consist of two
different types; The whimsical trimmings that remain when cutting the fabric
and the last few meters of fabric on a roll that can no longer be used.
For "saddle blanket" Christien devised a way in which all these
unusable small pieces of fabric can be reused. The trimmings are alternately
stacked on the last few meters of unused fabric and these are then
needle-felted into a package. This way all layers are connected to each other
which results into a spectacular mixing of the colors. To give the fabric a
blanket-like and firm structure, it is felted again with water.
The design of "saddle blanket" is based on the shape that naturally
arises when you fold a woolen blanket. The base of the stool is a frame made of
beech wood. The stool almost seems to float on its four corners and is
reminiscent of a folded saddle blanket or cushion.
t.e. & Kuperus