The Thread Wrapping Machine Chair 210214, 2014
The Thread Wrapping Machine Lamp 031213, 2014
The Thread Wrapping Machine Lamp 070114, 2014
The Thread Wrapping Machine Lamp 120214, 2014
The Thread Wrapping Machine Lamp 170214, 2014
The Thread Wrapping Machine Lamp 190214, 2014
The Thread Wrapping Machine Lamp 270114, 2014
The Thread Wrapping Machine Side Table 111213, 2014
The Thread Wrapping Machine Stool 100114-1, 2014
The Thread Wrapping Machine Stool 100114-2, 2014
The Thread Wrapping Machine Stool 100114-3, 2014
The Thread Wrapping Machine Stool 100214, 2014
The Thread Wrapping Machine Stool 101014, 2014
The Thread Wrapping Machine Stool 131014, 2014
The Thread Wrapping Machine Stool 131014_2, 2014
The Thread Wrapping Machine Tree 281013, 2014
Thread Wrapping Machine 231010 - 140914, 2014
Thread Wrapping Machine Side Table 12102014, 2014
Thread Wrapping Architecture Arch 1, 2014
Thread Wrapping Architecture Arch 2, 2014
Thread Wrapping Architecture Arch 3, 2014
Thread Wrapping Architecture Arch 4, 2014
Thread Wrapping Architecture Pillar 1, 2014
Thread Wrapping Architecture Pillar 3, 2014
The Thread Wrapping Machine Stool 6, 2013
Thread Wrapping Architecture Pillar 4, 2014
The Thread Wrapping Machine Stool 5, 2013
Thread Wrapping Architecture Pillar 2, 2014
The Thread Wrapping Machine Stool 4, 2013
Thread Wrapping Architecture 290414, 2014
The Thread Wrapping Machine Side Table 130214, 2014
Thread Wrapping Machine Stool 040614, 2014
The Thread Wrapping Machine Chair 2, 2013
Thread Wrapping Machine Stool 110614, 2014
The Thread Wrapping Machine Chair 1, 2013
The Thread Wrapping Machine Bench 2, 2013
Thread Wrapping Machine Stool 250614-2, 2014
Thread Wrapping Machine Stool 100614-2, 2014
The Thread Wrapping Machine Lamp 2, 2013
Thread Wrapping Machine Stool 300614-2, 2014
The Thread Wrapping Machine Lamp 1, 2012
Thread Wrapping Machine Stool 300614, 2014
Thread Wrapping Machine Stool 100614, 2014
Anton Alvarez
The Thread Wrapping Machine Chair 210214, 2014
Wood, paint, glue-coated thread
24 W x 43 D x 89 H cms
Alvarez's work focuses on the design of systems and the creation of tools and processes for producing products. The Thread Wrapping Machine creates objects by binding components in thousands of metres of thread while coating them in glue. Pieces of material such as wood, steel or plastic are passed through the machine as it spins round, controlled by a foot pedal. As the object is moved through the machine and wrapped in thread, additional components can be added to create chair legs, seat backs and other elements. Varying the colour and type of thread used creates different patterns around the final objects.