This grand textile installation by London-based designers Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay from Raw Edges Studio consists of 1500 kvadrat straps, made out of twenty different fabrics, presented as part of Stockholm Furniture 2013.
The framework displays the straps in a polychromatic curtain and visitors can interact with the textiles as the structure was angled in a specific way, offering a closer look. The makers were inspired to recreate the scene of a picnic in an enchanted forest atmosphere, hence the name – and the careful layering of the bands are almost reminiscent of willow trees blowing through the wind. The space has an intimate feel that is independent of the grand exhibition hall.
The designers describe their project:
‘wooden cabin, soft roof tiles, fish skin and picnic under a weeping willow, all mixed in a massive pot with kvadrat swatches. served within a commercial fair with our aspiration to create a relaxing, surreal situation but also very warm welcoming.’