Friday, March 25, 2011

The Coiling Collection Furniture - Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay

Via a Tweet from @Patricia_Zapata, author of the stylish book, Home, Paper, Scissors, I loved seeing this collection of coiled furniture designed by Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay, which was exhibited recently in FAT Gallerie in Paris.

The award-winning duo works from their London studio, Raw Edges Design. Granted, the full-scale furniture isn't paper - instead, it's durable wool felt combined with wood and an exterior coating of resin, but I'm picturing miniature furniture created in similar style with quilling strips - same goes for the looped rug.

Click through close up images of the colorful collection at Raw Edges Design Studio. There's also a cute, quick interview with Yael and Shay on Wallpaper.com [edit: no longer available] in which they are asked, "If you could design in only one material forever, what would it be?" Care to guess their answer?!

13 comments:

Maureen said...

Great pieces. What fun!

SUGANTHI said...

Beautiful ! They do look so like quilled miniatures.

Cards by Cheryl said...

I really thought they were miniatures until I saw the picture with someone sitting in the chair.

Amazing

Claire said...

I thought they were miniatures too!

chillin with Quillin said...

Cool thought they were quilled!
Paula

Molly Smith said...

Oh wow, I love-love miniatures! You find the best, Ann! Thanks for sharing :) ~Molly

CraftyRichela said...

Echoing what everyone else said, I also thought these were miniatures! First thing that came to mind? Doll furniture for my kid.
Really, really amazing stuff.

Vanille said...

A very cool work ! Like the stool !

Kathy said...

wow.. totally amazing.. I did think mini too.. thanks for a great look into something new again..Have a loverly weekend..
Kath
xx

Baukje said...

what a beautiful miniatures lovely!
Groetjes Baukje

faith creature said...

very impressive work!!

BellsInSpires said...

ohhhh i WANT! the seats almost look like cute little trees! so so cute!!
also! i got myself a quilling book, and i'm excited to actually start learning some! then maybe i can hire a giant to quill me some awesome furniture. =)

Honey's Quilling said...

So cute!!! I adore any type of miniatures, and especially quilling miniatures!!

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