Finding the Right Fabric

Throughout this semester, I’ve becoming increasing interested in fabric and its use in furniture. Through taking my housing textiles class, I’ve had the opportunity to learn with a focus on more durable fabrics. While I didn’t get a chance to work with fabric on any studio projects this semester, the idea of incorporating it into furniture excites me. I wonder how it can work in furniture besides as the seat of a chair. Here some examples I’ve found of unexpected uses of fabric:

Personally I can see so many applications for fabric in furniture, and I can’t wait to explore its more unexpected applications. Felt is an area that seems to be explored a lot in furniture design recently, and I came across a website that showed student design work featuring felt in fabric. The image below is an example of their work that can be found here.

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