Shir AtarElevation Stool, 2010Recycled yarn
Shir Atar applies traditional techniques and materials to achieve new organic forms and textures. Here he collaborated with Ofertex, a textile recycling plant, which led to the development of a non-woven, resilient fabric. Contrary to the regular felting process, which involves soaking, steaming and pressing, the felting machines at Ofertex follow a different procedure, which results in a lighter and less saturated fabric, utilizing less primary material (40 grams for each sq of fabric, with regular felt weighting up to three times more). The materials worked are synthetic, polyethylene andpolypropylene, and arrive as waste fibers from a carpets manufacturer. Since these are irregular fibers, they are available only in three shades of brown. Atar's sculptural seats combine both the finalized fabric and the primary fibers used for making them.
Courtesy of the designer.
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