Stone · Alcantara

Stone is the result of exploring how to cushion a seat with a completely new attachment technique.

Hard surfaces like stone, ceramic or concrete are difficult to be cushioned by using common attachment techniques such as screwing, riveting or glueing. A heated metallic stamp partially melts Alcantara onto a stone through pressure. Through this process, a durable cushioning and connection between Alcantara and the stone was achieved. No additive connecting material was needed. The Alcantara synthetic sheet is permanently melted onto the stone’s surface. This technique promises huge potential and can lead to further interpretations.

     Project with:
     Fynn Freyschmidt and Max Schäth
     Images by Hans Hansen