Textile Sketch | Oval Table

laser cut, welded, blown up metal | 190 x 88 x 75 cm | 2012

Part of a furniture collection that brings flat and mobile textile shapes to life in solid heavy metal; the different techniques Kiki discovered in a metalworkshop inspired her "to capture the delicate nature of fabrics: laser-cutting lace, 3D laser-cutting piping, welding and blow-torching fringe, coating gold and nickel thread, and even attempting to fluff-up a metal pillow!" A first sketch of cut and folded textile pieces results in an oval table with a flat and textile feeling.