The Daybed is a collaborative piece created by textile artist Alexandra Kohl and furniture designer J.M. Szymanski. Weaving and blacksmithing are ancient trades; each requiring patience, hand craftsmanship, and an appreciation for slow tools. In this work, woven horsehair fabric and hand-forged iron are combined with carved stone to create a contrast of elements. The marble “pillows”, made with CNC technology, bring a contemporary prescriptive to traditional craft using Artificial Intelligence.

Daybed, 2019 

Woven horsehair, blackened and waxed steel, marble, leather

30'' x 74'' 

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Daybed