Three Thonets 2012
Craft traditions convey a considered thought process and have always recognized the value in reusing and repurposing. Using tools normally alien to weaving, Seating challenges traditional textile techniques. Repurposing the chairs as a framework for the warp provides a new weave; creating unique patterns and form. I believe the discoveries revealed throughout the making process equally as important as the final construction.
The chair in its now deconstructed state is apparently consumed by the weave, providing opportunity to experience an object in a textile. The purpose and possibilities of Seating can be interpreted in a variety of ways. It challenges a new aesthetic statement, crossing the boundaries of art and design, questioning the borders of textile and furniture design.