Knitted Furniture

Designer Anton Alvarez is able to wrap furniture together with his loom, the ‘Thread Wrapping Machine’, creating solid, useable, and unique pieces.

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:

Anton Alvarez

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