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Sketching and testing with materials and shapes in small dimensions. Knowledge of connections and unions.


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Creative process of the real one. Details of unions. CONCEPT

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The main goal, references and clear photographies about the research


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Creation of new shapes turning on a real chair shapes. Chosen material: felt

CHAIR Protoype scale 1:1 photomontage


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C O N C E PT “wenn kopf und hand sich einig werden” greutmann bolzern

g o a l Konzeption, entwurf und realisation eines stuhles.

Funktional soll der stuhl als besucherstuhl, arbeitsstuhl oder im privaten bereich einsetzbar sein. Voraussetzung ist, das eine selbsttragende struktur entwickelt wird, die auf der web- flecht- und oder wirktechnik beruht. Es gibt keine einschränkungen bezüglich material oder materialkombinationen.

re fe re n c e s We made a global research about the technique and

material including different kind of braids, from the smallest object to the biggest, as architecture. I made a photo research and after that I focused on some special models and techniques that I found it useful for my new construction.



S T U D I O “only work which is the product of inner compulsion can have spiritual meaning” walter gropius

g o a l Abgabe und präsentation analyse.

Themas: techniken und ihre materialien.

s ketc h i n g Sketching of the diferents possibilities. Making changes in the chair’s legs.

At first I was thinking about different possibilities to hold the seat and the back, cantilever or fitting shapes. Then I start using different kind of materials because the best way to achieve the shape would be depending on the material.



te st i n g Flechten & Knoten in 3D surfaces.

From the chosen testing in 2D I tried to embody this shapes that at first were just in a decoration way to create a 3D volum which could work with the back and seat of the chair. There are series of tests and all of them includes the main material with I want to work, the felt, mixed with others.



M O D E L I N G “a design is a designer’s mind in a suit” nasa munir

g o a l Grundlegende konzeption in form und konstruktion, ideenansätze, statik, anwendung und materialeinsatz. In der konzeption werden gleichzeitig immer mehrere varianten anhand von studienmodellen und skizzen entwickelt.

c o n c e pt When I decided to build the chair with the chosen material, the felt, I tried to make the whole chair with only material, and I tried to mix with wood. The both material transmit a relation between the soft and warm materials but at the same time they are serious and lineal. With the first testings with small pieces of felt, I choose some techniques and I employed it with a real models with a “chair shape”. This is the developing of the model.

p o i nt s The chair has three important points where it turns in a knot when the felt do some movements. This new shape allowed to the back and the seat to have a good ergonomy and adopt the contour to be used.

i n s p i rat i o n a l

ninna - carlo contin

globe chair

FF1 - james van vossel


frock coats - dinner jackets


0 1 sheets The first part of the process was the studio of the sheets and how this material works. Material: dark synthetic felt

0 2 intertwined Then I tryed using just one piece of material to intertwined and achieving a chair shape which works when everyone seats in it. Material: light synthetic felt

0 3 flechten + n채hen One of the last parts of the studio and process was to achieve that the chair hold it for itself and create a new flechten with this special and hard material. Material: grey natural - wool felt

m ate r i a l

felt - knoten - flechten The seat and the back are entirely made following some steps that allows the felt to give the form through knots and intertwining it.



P R O C E S S “the details are not the details. they make the design� charles eames

sta rt With the best things of all the models, this three above all, i made it in a real scale, 1:1.

m ate r i a l

108 cm

171 cm


dimensions: 171 x 108 cm thickness: 8 mm natural wool felt color: grey


p l a n s Testing of different possibilities to build and design the

inferior surface of the chair, the legs and the best way to hold the seat and back for itself.


a s s e m b l y seat and back with wood support.


C H A I R “whatever good things we build end up building us� jim rohn

g o a l Formale und technische detailierung anhand von cad-

zeichnungen und studienmodell. Zwischenpräsentation der finalisierung des stuhlmodelles finalisierung der planunterlagen und der 3d-datei.

v i e w s Different views and final dimensions.



n a m e Nœud means knot, bow. I chose this french word because to pronounce it, you should write in this way, braiding the “o” with the “e”, so the word for itself is a kind of braid. In my point of view, I think that is appropriate and gives another meaning, always referring to the main one.


knot bow braid

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N œ u d This work is the result of mixing my expe-

rience in product design with strongly ideas about materials, techniques and connections. With the course of time, I could stare on observing the new facts and improving my skills as a way to find a real solution. With a indoor useful, Nœud has the opportunity to stay between the natural,

organic and biologic products. Its because the main material, felt -waterproof and repulses the dust- , is made by wool and it’s shared with wood and rope. This way born Nœud, fired by my passion for research even in a foreign possibilities and chances that I found in this different context.




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