This industrially knit fabric was created to respond to human interaction and physically change when sat upon. The tubes expand and reveal a hidden color as the chair flexes to support weight. This dual seater was created in collaboration with Mayela Mujica MFA Furniture 2016.
This chair was exhibited at XXI Triennale International Exhibition Milan 2016 as a part of the Milan Furniture Fair and at the "Narrative of Making" exhibit in New York.
Metropolis Magazine, April 2016
Metropolis Magazine, May 2016
Dwell Magazine, June 2016
http://www.interiordesign.net/articles/11802-a-new-exhibition-in-milan-explores-the-technological-revolution-that-s-disrupting-design/ and https://twitter.com/interiordesign/status/731881856203919362
First prototype of the Stretch Lounge featuring an alternative colorway:
Final upholstery fabric in progress on a Stoll industrial knitting machine
Demonstrating the tube expansion:
In process drawings, notes, and mock-ups: