I guess you could call it “flipping the script”, the Hallingdal table is made from almost only fabric rather the fabric being the final piece of the design. I think this concept could be use with all types of materials especially scraps or discarded items. Hummmm……. gives me a couple of ideas.
Fredrikson Stallard decided to approach the use of fabric from a construction point of view rather than solely an aesthetic and decorative perspective; to explore the possibilities of achieving structure from a soft wool fabric, using nothing but the fabric itself as the main building block.
“The finished structure carries a visual language of a tree trunk section with its concentric rings, showing where wood is laid down through the passing of time, in the same way as rolling the fabric over time creates the mass of the fabric table. Another similarity to wood is the way that Hallingdal fabric is essentially constructed from fibres, as is wood, and by packing these fibres sufficiently tightly they can transcend into a solid material, whilst still keeping a sensual soft, very human surface quality.”
“The Hallingdal Table is bound using an industrial ratchet strap where the buckle is 24 karat gold plated, transforming the straps industrial aesthetics and translating the utilitarian nature into something far more precious and considered.”