Designer Anton Alvarez has come up with a new way to effectively hold together pieces of furniture, without the use of any nails or screws. His technique offers not only a sturdy design, but also a completely unique appearance. Alvarez’s Thread Wrapping Machine is a circular loom that will uniformly coat an object in a layer of tightly wound glue-coated string when it is passed though.
According to Alvarez, this project’s main purpose was to create a tool that could help him perform this task quickly and effectively. The artist explains:
I wanted to create an externalized joint that would enable me to combine a big range of different materials that normally would require very time-consuming methods of joining them together. At the same time, a decorative pattern appears with the different colors of the thread.
Check out the video below to see the machine in action: