Monday, September 7, 2009


Throw Felt Along Curve is an adaptable chair for hotel lobbies, restaurants and airports waiting areas. Inspired from the fractal growth of a shell, Throw Felt Along Curve is realized in felt an fiber glass. Its design has been generated with parametric logic (deriving from a Grasshopper application) that allows to reconfigure in accord with the location and user's inputs.
The prototype of the configuration Porcupine has been expressly designed for the reception space of the Atlis Hotel in Lisbon. The Lisbon installation emphasizes the question of the relation existing between the proliferation of abstract geometrical configuration and their becoming object or space trough material implementation. It engages the difference between an iteration based on abstract geometrical model that can be downloaded and repeated in any part of the globe, and the resistance of the specifity of material materiality to such temporal contraction. For this reason the name of the Lisbon show is Throw Felt Along Curve. By glimpsing to the typical Rhino tool Throw Curve Along Curve, Porcupine trasforms abstraction into design.

Caterina Tiazzoldi and Eduardo Benamor Duarte
Tania Braquinho, Mauro Fassino
Altis Hotel & Spa - Doca do Bom Sucesso, Lisbon
PASTOFO, Pasta para Estofos, S.A.
POLITROFA - Ind. Plasticos Reforcados, Lda.

With support of Politecnico di Torino

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