This daybed is a collaborative design by textile artist Alexandra Kohl and furniture designer J.M. Szymanski. Textile weaving and blacksmithing are ancient trades, each requiring patience, craftsmanship, and an appreciation for handheld tools. In this work, horsehair textile and iron are combined with carved stone to create an exciting contrast of elements. The marble “pillows”, made with CNC technology, contrast against the handwoven horsehair textile and the hand forged iron frame. Kohl and Szymanski attempt to highlight these traditional crafts by juxtaposing them with stone carvings made with artificial intelligence.
Iron, marble, horsehair textile