As seen on contemporist,

Design students Elaina Runge (who studies textiles) and Ana Mosseri (who studies furniture design), worked together to create an over-sized chair named the ‘Looped Pile Seat’ for a school project.

Let’s take a look at how they made the chair,

STEP 1

First they made the frame. A series of bent wood pieces was joined together to create the frame structure. The wood was then stained a dark color, which you’ll see in later photos.

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STEP 2

Then came the hand dyeing of 34 yards of fabric in 12 different shades (they only ended up using 10 shades, and discarded the last two orange ones).

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STEP 3

Once the fabric was dyed and dried, it was then sewn into a long, soft, noodle-like form, with upholstery foam on the inside.

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STEP 5

They took the dark stained wood frame and placed a piece of vinyl on it. That vinyl was punched with a grid of holes, to help guide the weaving.

The fabric tube is pushed through each hole to form a loop, while on the back it wraps around the bent laminated plywood, much like the spokes of a basket would be bound.

The end result is a super soft, squishy, brightly colored chair.

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