'Stitching Concrete' by Florian Schmid Makes Hard Look Soft

By: Kevin Young - Published: May 8, 2012 • References: florian-schmid & designboom
The chair collection entitled 'Stitching Concrete' by Florian Schmid is made with concrete portrayed as soft fabric.

This German designer cleverly crafted a canvas that's faux fabric, but is actually extremely hard and roush. The base is made with a material called concrete canvas that's soaked in water to achieve a malleable state.

After Schmid cuts the desired shapes, the cut-outs are then sewn together and hung on a wooden rack to harden for 24 hours. This type of seating is ideal for both indoor and outdoor as the material is fire and water-resistant. Stitching Concrete by Florian Schmid is aesthetically pleasing with falsified fabric that is not only interesting to look at, but is sure to spark conversation.

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