Cologne 2013: these chairs with metal frames wrapped in continuous cords by Israeli designer Rami Tareef have gone into production with Israeli design brand Gaga & Design.
The chairs' geometric patterns are created by wrapping and weaving cord around steel frames.
Tareef created the chairs using techniques he learned from a wicker craftsman in Jerusalem.
We've previously featured crocheted furniture made with yarns of PVC, tape and washing lines as well as a tubular steel chair made with techniques for making bamboo furniture.
Photographs are by Gaga & Design and Ariel Caine.
Here's some more information from the designer:
COD by Rami Tareef for Gaga & Design at the imm Cologne fair 2013
COD is furniture collection of two chairs made from tubular steel structure woven with synthetic sleeve. The collection comprises a dining chair and easy chair designed and developed by Rami Tareef during the last two years. When Gaga & Design showed an interest in the project, the designer and the brand collaborated to finish the development process and bring the collection to the market.
The design is based on traditional weaving techniques. One of the designer's goals was to preserve the handmade and craft values to keep these traditions present in contemporary design. The geometric forms identified with the design language were created by deconstructing the technique while examining the relationship between the chair's structure and the continuously woven sleeve. The chairs will be unveiled at the imm cologne fair in 2013 under the brand name Gaga & Design.