Patricia Urquiola has created a range of metal mesh furniture for Italian brand Kettal. The furniture brand released a statement about the collection, saying, "The Kettal Mesh collection recalls architectural facades, which filter the surrounding environment without stopping the light and air flow."
The Spanish designer coupled natural and synthetic materials when designing the sofa, table and chair that make up the line. The sofa features angled arm rests and a mesh back, while the base support is made from three grades of wood. The patterns in the mesh are expanded by cutting slits into the material and stretching them via machine.
This is not the first notable collection by Urquiola, who also designed a series of sofas for Moroso. Instead of mesh, those items featured materials such as jersey fabric.
Patricia Urquiola Expanded Metal Mesh for This Collection for Kettal
1. Architectural Mesh Furniture Design - Combining natural and synthetic materials to create unique furniture pieces that filter the surrounding environment without stopping the light and air flow.
2. Innovative Furniture Production Techniques - Cutting slits into materials and expanding them via machine to create unique patterns in furniture mesh designs.
3. Hybrid Furniture Design - Combining different materials such as wood and metal mesh to create furniture pieces that are both aesthetically pleasing and functional.
1. Furniture Design Industry - Innovation opportunities in creative furniture design using mesh and hybrid materials.
2. Architecture Industry - Opportunities to incorporate mesh materials in architecture to filter the surrounding environment without blocking light and air flow.
3. Manufacturing Industry - Production opportunities for machines that can cut slits into materials and expand them to create unique furniture mesh designs.