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A bobbin lace chair.

November 24, 2022 12:53 PM | Mary Mangan (Administrator)

This is remarkable--a bobbin lace chair with an actual bolster headrest and bobbins hanging. 

lluís alexandre casanovas blanco's 'UMT' chair explores politics of traditional weaving crafts

For the past four years, Spanish architect Lluís Alexandre Casanovas Blanco worked closely with his mother, María Lluïsa Blanco Estébanez, to develop the intriguing ‘UMT’ chair. Sporting a minimalist black frame and a delicate lace-made backrest and seat, the chair is both a furniture piece and an historical investigation into the politics of traditional weaving techniques, particularly the use of bobbin lace in decoration.


  • December 03, 2022 12:34 PM | Bryce Wolf
    It is pretty amazing, not only as a physical design but also a political statement. Perhaps it's the translation, but I'm a bit amused by the reference to "knitting."
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