Saddle Blanket                2020

The 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.
COMMISSIONED BY: t.e. & Kuperus & Gardenier
CREDIT: Gelderland


Photography: Mathijs Labadie, Roel van Tour
Text edit: Laura Houseley
Graphic design: Kumi Hiroi
Coding: Henrik van Leeuwen


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