Category Archives: Raw Materials

Haworth Collection Showcase Craftsmanship at NeoCon 2016

At NeoCon 2016 this week Haworth brought their  Italian craftsmen from both Poltrona Frau and Cassina to Chicago where they demonstrated their techniques to the crowds in a series of windows. Sharing decades of experience with the audience.

The  Poltrona Frau ‘Chester’ is made from 95% natural materials. The nylon cord contributing to the 5%. The arms include approximately 31 pleats all meticulously hand folded.

Cassina’s “Superleggera”  No.699 chair designed by Gio Ponti in 1957 weights a mere 1.7 kilos or 3.75 pounds.

The Cane Seat is hand-woven, the bamboo is cut into strips, for the edges it needs to be soaked first, then knotted.

 

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How Linen is Made

An education on Linen from  the website – Deck Towel

http://www.decktowel.com/pages/how-linen-is-made-from-flax-to-fabric

“Technically linen is a vegetable! Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant, or Linum usitatissimum.”

 

Linum usitatissimum--one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Linum usitatissimum–one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

 

 

 

 

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