Originally conceived on special commission for the Danish textile company Kvadarat by the London-based Israeli design duo Raw Edges at the Salone del Mobile 2012, the Kenny Armchair debuted under the banner of Italian design manufacturer Moroso at the Salone del Mobile 2013. Born from a process of deconstruction that gives new life to a historic fabric, the Kenny Armchair’s unique tubular construction is both practical and visually intriguing.
Starting from the idea of turning a flat fabric into a 3-dimensional design object, Raw Edges folded and sewed Kvadarat’s Hallingdal textile, created in 1965 by Nanna Ditzel, into a collapsed tube. The striped pattern of the fabric comes from strategically pulling select threads out of the warp to reveal the weft. Two colors of the textile are stitched together using transparent plastic. The fabric body is then supported by four oak legs. The result is a soft geometric form that is comfortable, beautiful and well-designed.
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