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Old Techniques, New Materials: Rocking Chairs from Macedorama

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 16, 2013 01:04 AM
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by Christine Chang Hanway last modified Aug 15, 2013

Three young architects from Spanish firm Leon 11 with an interest in sustainability, the handmade, and native construction techniques take lessons from a Colombian artisan named Rogelio. The trio learned to weld twisted hoops into chair frames and the ins and outs of strapping, the traditional technique of creating seats with hand-woven fabric strips. Photography courtesy of Mecedorama via Platforma Arquitectura .  Above: The rocking chair reinvented with bright colors and plastic strapping repurposed from colorful plastic packing materials. Above: The architects select their lacquer colors for the metal frames from standardized RAL charts. Above: A detail of the plastic strapping around the metal frame. Above: A white frame holds a web of red strapping. For other artistic handmade colorful chairs, see A Lounge Chair Inspired by a Cocktail . 





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