Eight New York-based designers are rethinking resources and the immediate impact materials play in the inaugural collection of Stackabl layered felt furniture. Different forms of creative reuse have been around for centuries, from antiquing to recycling. Now, Stackabl introduces a system for designing custom furniture without creating more waste that’s likely to end up in landfills. This new form of design that plays with possibility and imagination was created in tandem by Maison Gerard and STACKLAB.
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Stackabl works closely with regional manufacturers, algorithms, and robotics to identify remnant inventory. Those leftover supplies are then leveraged to empower local economies and lower the carbon footprint. Next, a simple configurator brings the designer into the fold. The easy-to-use interface gives them the ability to turn these quality offcuts into custom furniture with specific colors, patterns, dimensions, and densities of their choosing. 2D and 3D real-time visualizations provide instant pricing while creating a transparent process that opens the doors to imagination and possibility.
The 2021 collection of colorful furniture is presented by Maison Gerard, featuring six unique pieces designed by Lara Kirar, Elena Frampton, Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson, Benoist F. Drut, William Georgis and Ilya Mirgorodsky, and Alexandra Champalimaud. The only parameters they had to abide by are those of the configurator, the rest was left to their visions. The playful works were constructed by regional specialists using specified offcuts that were created with the help of algorithms and robotics. It’s a beautiful intersection of design, technology, and circular manufacturing.
To learn more about Stackabl’s felt furniture, visit stackabl.shop.