Stitched by Tord Boontje for Moroso

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Stitched by Tord Boontje for Moroso

Milan 2011: designer Tord Boontje presented a collection of plywood furniture held together with thread for Italian brand Moroso at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan earlier this month.

Stitched by Tord Boontje for Moroso

Called Stitched, the collection includes a stool, chair and lamp.

Stitched by Tord Boontje for Moroso

The pieces have holes along each edge, through which thread is stitched to join them together.

Stitched by Tord Boontje for Moroso

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The following is from the designer:


Stitched Collection - Tord Boontje

“For a long time, I have been interested in sewing and embroidery. When I was a child, my mother would show me how to sew and I made some clothes for myself (with her help). More recently I have used embroidery in my work on textiles and fur­niture. The action of sewing, creating holes in material with a needle comes back in pieces like the Rain Chair and Wednesday Table.

Stitched by Tord Boontje for Moroso

This time I started to think in a more functional way about sewing, the idea of creat­ ing holes in materials and connecting pieces with yarns. I realized that by stitching plywood components together it would be possible to create strong structures for furniture. After making scale models, I started experimenting in my studio with a full size chair. This led to the prototype for the Stitched Chair.

Stitched by Tord Boontje for Moroso

I like the idea that the stitching is a very simple, low­­‐tech way of making. As stitch­ ing is a very universal and ancient technique, it gives an almost tribal or folk charac­ ter to the pieces.

Stitched by Tord Boontje for Moroso

I imagined that someone could construct their whole environment in this method; the furniture and also the room itself, therefore we decided to start this as a small domestic collection that can expand in the future.“