AME Natural Lounge chair by Paolo Ferrari via Twentieth Gallery

AME Natural Lounge chair by Paolo Ferrari via Twentieth

Dezeen Showroom: designer Paolo Ferrari collaborated with textile artist Hiroko Takeda to make a handwoven chair, which is available via Twentieth gallery.

The AME Natural Lounge chair features a shaggy back made of an array of natural fibres that gather and drape down to the floor.

AME Natural Lounge chair by Paolo Ferrari via Twentieth Gallery
Ferrari wanted to create a piece of furniture that wasn't purely about function

The design is informed by Japanese garment making and especially the "mino", a traditional raincoat made from layers of straw.

"We were looking to explore a connection between furnishings and garment making," said Ferrari, who is based in Toronto while Takeda works from New York City.

"For us, it was an opportunity to envision furniture beyond ergonomics and form and explore materiality in a more expressive way."

AME Natural Lounge chair by Paolo Ferrari via Twentieth Gallery
The back of the AME Natural Lounge chair is handwoven from a mix of natural fibres

The back of the AME Natural Lounge chair is handwoven by Takeda from a combination of cotton tape yarn, linen, hemp, silk, wool and other fibres, including the industrially made wool bucle pulled from the front of the chair.

Each piece is unique, with the mix of fibres varying from chair to chair.

The chair was designed as part of Editions Paolo Ferrari and originally presented during New York Design Week. It is now available through Los Angeles gallery Twentieth.

Product: AME Natural Lounge chair
Designer: Paolo Ferrari
Brand: Twentieth
Contact: sales@twentieth.net

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