thread-it coffee table
The 'Thread-it' coffee table challenges the boundaries of traditional craft, exploring how these processes can maintain their relevance today and be given value in a contemporary context. The inherent aspects of craft are addressed: individuality, decoration, communality, repetition and experimentation. The result is the creation of a contemporary furniture piece that fulfills people’s desire for individuality and engagement, whilst maintaining connections to both the past and the present.
The core element of the design is a set of nine wooden blocks in the centre of the table, each consisting of a grid of small holes. These repetitive grids are reminiscent of embroidery canvas. Using craft materials, such as embroidery thread, ribbon and buttons, the user is able to create unique personal designs and patterns on these blocks. The blocks can be worked on over time, instilling a sense of progress and the development of an emotional bond with the table, akin to traditional embroidery and tapestry works. For a completely fresh undertaking, the user can cut off the threads and re-craft.
Concept, Design, CAD, Prototypes, Production