Stitched concrete: Schmid thought of it!

Stitched concrete: Schmid thought of it!

photo: trendland.com

photo: trendland.com

Designer Florian Schmid has explored into concrete canvas’ magnificent capabilities beyond inflatable shelters, by bending and stitching this great material. This time furniture is the main character acting as textile and displaying what seems to be sewing lines and simple aesthetic. The stitching stools are a very clever idea of incorporating the use of concrete in canvas form which gives both ideas of surface: delicate as fabric, but strong as concrete itself.  I fell in love with how flexible this pieces appear to be and the exquisite manner in which they hide strength aesthetically. The stitches increase their personality also, adding a simple-almost daring attachment where you could easily imagine it could break open once you sit on it! Great composition and use of the materials!
The process is followed by folding the material (previously impregnated with water), in the expected manner and stitching where desired. A framework will hold it in place to control it from sagging. The time to work on it before it hardens is just a few hours, in 24 hours it’s completely dry.
I previously posted the main source material and was also wondering of other ideas you can try with concrete canvas, and finding this great work has encouraged me for more.  So I couldn’t resist myself to post this one and even more when designer Schmid seems to be a creator of impressive pieces displayed at his website.

Here are some before and after pictures of the longer version of the stitched concrete stool, the bench.

photo: florian-schmid.com

Stitching concrete bench curing
photo: florian-schmid.com

photo: florian-schmid.com

Stitching concrete bench finished
photo: florian-schmid.com

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Mabelle Plasencia

Founder and Editor at INmatteria©
• Architect | LEED AP BD+C, with an intense passion for materiality, innovation, technology and science. • Arquitecta | LEED AP BD+C apasionada por la materialidad, innovación, tecnología y ciencia.