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

Andrew Vaterlaus-Staby
  • 8 november 2012

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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