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Workshop — Materials & care

Fabric & leather

Adding fabric or leather gives identity to a chair and allow for elaborate customizations.

Choosing fabric or leather involves many important considerations. Besides the choice of colour, it is important to consider how the furniture will be used and how it will be exposed to wear and sunlight. Furthermore, the choice may be restricted by technical aspects associated to the design.

Fabric

Fabrics can have many different properties depending on the weaving method and the raw materials used.

One aspect that is often decisive for the result, is the fabrics ability to stretch. Because of the complex organic shapes, the Papa Bear Chair is demanding very good stretching abilities, whereas the Upholstered Peacock can work with more stiff fabrics, as the curvatures are more simple.