56 x 45 x 38 cm
Polyester thread, fabric, fake-fur, pva glue, color pigment, mdf, plywood, osb, wood, plastic and metal
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About the product
Alvarez's work focuses on the design of systems and the creation of tools and processes for producing products. The Thread Wrapping Machine creates objects by binding components in thousands of metres of thread while coating them in glue. Pieces of material such as wood, steel or plastic are passed through the machine as it spins round, controlled by a foot pedal. As the object is moved through the machine and wrapped in thread, additional components can be added to create chair legs, seat backs and other elements. Varying the colour and type of thread used creates different patterns around the final objects.
About the designer
Stockholm-based, Swedish-Chilean Anton Alvarez is a recent graduate of the Royal College of Art. Alvarez originally studied cabinetmaking before completing an Interior Architecture and Furniture Design course at Konstfack. Alvarez's work focuses on the design of systems and the creation of tools and processes for producing products, objects and architecture. Alvarez work has been exhibited internationally including solo shows at Salon94 in New York, Xue Xue institute in Taipei and Gallery Libby Sellers in London.
Studio Voltaire has been supporting artists for over twenty years, through our renowned programme of exhibitions, performances, events and education projects as well as providing affordable studios.
We have gained a reputation for championing both emerging and underrepresented artistic practices, often at key stage in the artist’s career. These have included Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Phyllida Barlow, Ruth Ewan, Elizabeth Price, Jo Spence, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, Richard Slee and Cathy Wilkes.
The gallery also provides an important UK platform for international artists, often providing them their first-ever presentation in the UK. These have included Nairy Baghramian, Thea Djordjadze, Nicole Eisenman, Judith Hopf, Paulina Olowska and Henrik Olesen.