PUR foam is injected into a textile mould, and due to a certain degree of unpredictability in the expansion of the foam, each piece of furniture is unique.
Net Foaming is a piece of seating furniture in PUR foam, where the textile determines the eventual shape. In a normal furniture manufacturing process, the textile is added after the shape is in place, but here it is the other way around. PUR foam is injected into a textile mould, and due to a certain degree of unpredictability in the expansion of the foam, each piece of furniture is unique – even in a serial production. The work challenges a material, balancing between control and uncertainty in the production process. The inherent properties of the material lead to variations in the production, and thus “Net Foaming” is a series of one-off furniture. Commenting on “Net Foaming”, Christian Flindt and Bodil Jerichau say: “the shapes arise in a dialogue with the material. We created this work out of curiosity and a desire to experience new shapes.” Christian Flindt and Bodil Jerichau have previously created the swing seat “Second Nature” together.
Christian Flindt’s exhibition venues include the Denver Museum of Modern Art, Trapholt, Kolding and the Danish Design Centre in Copenhagen. He recently received the Danish Design Prize 2008/09 for his “Ripple Chair”, and in 2006 he was selected as Designer of the Year by the Danish design magazine Bo Bedre. Christian Flindt finds inspiration in a dialogue with experiments until he reaches some surprising conclusions. “I’m not worried about initial mistakes. In my experience, that is where the random results occur that ultimately create my design,” says Christian Flindt, who characterizes himself as inquisitive. Christian Flindt’s work is an exploration of new forms based on the properties of the material, usually materials such as plastic, textile, wood and metal. Christian Flindt does many experiments in a scale of 1:1 to make sure that he always has a firm grasp of the scale and form.
Bodil Jerichau works with Liniedesign, Kinnasand, Kvadrat, Louis Poulsen and Menu, among others. She has exhibited at Duplika and at the Danish Ministry of the Environment with sustainable fabrics inspired by conch patterns, and she has sold one-off textiles to Novo, BRF Kredit and the Danish Civil Aviation Administration, among others. Bodil works mainly in fibres, yarns, technical textiles, plastic and rubber with an emphasis on and inspiration from textile materials and techniques in new contexts. In Bodil Jerichau’s own words, she seeks “to create a simplified expression in works that are challenging in terms of the craft and techniques involved.”
Christian Flindt, born 1972. Furniture designer, graduated from the Aarhus School of Architecture in 2002. Bodil Jerichau, born 1957. Textile designer, graduated from The Danish Design School.