Dvelas Cunningham club chair

Dvelas Cunningham club chair

Reincarnating old sails from ships and regatta races, MPS – (Marine Plywood & Sails)  has inspired the newest Cunningham folding armchair. Perfect to take a long voyage by boat, sail or yacht because of it’s design and easy to fold and carry or put away when not in use.

The Cunningham armchair is the evolution of the original Tack armchair to incorporate arms keeping its foldable quality. Its sensual forms make it acquire more presence, volume and expressiveness. Its name is suggested by the position of the Cunningham eyelet on the Tack eyelet.

Click here to see the Dvelas complete collection of upcycled sail design furniture. Sails with a history transformed into a contemporary collection of floating beanbags and loungers, armchairs, dining and bar stools, tables and more…truly unique and inspiring. All in limited editions and tagged with the name of each original sail boat, sail maker and port to which it belonged.

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Dvelas Cunningham club chair

Concept:

Dvelas Cunningham club chair avoids using the material as a lining or upholstery, on the contrary, the idea is that the material stays in tension, working the same way as when it was used for sailing, giving back this way its dignity even though the sail has been taken into parts.

Style and Options:

Cunningham Upcycle Sail Cloth – Folding Club Chair
Sail, Marine plywood, Sycamore

The MP&S (Marine Plywood & Sails) is the second furniture collection released by DVELAS and consists of seven items: two stools, three chairs, and two easy chairs. They all consist of a plywood frame that supports the fabrics manufactured from cutting up recovered sails from ships. The two materials used are particularly suitable for outdoor use.

The items of the collection have been inspired by traditional folding outdoor and beach furniture in a reinterpretation of common pieces of furniture. The plastic language of the collection is strongly defined by the characteristic construction of the folding structures and the special way of achieving a folding hinge. The intensive folding and piling up of the items means that they can be collected and stored in a small space.

The wooden parts are constructed based on marine boards that are traditionally used in ship construction. The material used is birch plywood glued with phenolic resins that are broken up in a milling plotter by a numerical control which allows the material to be used to the full. The fabrics are sewn by hand as from the cutting up of the most expressive areas of the sails, which means that each piece is unique; the pieces are labeled one by one with the details of the origin of the sail

Dimensions:

  • Length: 30 in
  • Width: 28 in
  • Height: 32 in

Each sail is used to produce a limited series of products, and all of them are tagged with an inscription that provides information regarding the sail ́s origins: the port it comes from, the ship, the type o sail, the original manufacturer and its numbering edition.

From each selected sail DVELAS takes a limited number of pieces, we call them Limited Editions and they are of a plain color.

Some sails or parts of them have certain esthetic qualities (marks, sailmaker logos, numbers, different colors, that make them very special. We call the pieces that have been exclusively selected to emphasize these beauty characteristics Unique Editions.


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