Kenny Chair by Raw Edges for Moroso
Updated: Jan 28
Kenny is a roundly curvaceous armchair made out of folded simple strip. The quality of this design lies in its simplicity, turning flat material into three dimensional volumetric and cocoon shaped seat, and placing it on a four legged wooden structure.
The Kvadrat Hallingdal 65 fabric used in making this chair was already so beautiful that designers Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay, of Raw Edges, thought the only way to emphasize its qualities was to deconstruct it. The plain weave allowed them to unravel and release the warp threads from within the woven fabric, revealing the different colour of the woof yarns, and creating different linear patterns on the fabric.
As a result, a colourful rim had appeared, reminiscent of the selvedge that can be found as the hem of raw fabrics.