Anton Alvarez | Thread Wrapping Architecture

Anton Alvarez used the Divina fabric in an evolution of his ongoing Thread Wrapping Machine Project. Alvarez created the innovative Thread Wrapping Machine during his studies at the Royal College of Art a couple of years ago. The device uses thread to join materials like wood, steel and plastic together without using screws or nails, and create objects, furniture and constructed spaces.

Working with Divina is in line with the trial and learning nature of the Thread Wrapping Machine Project. “By introducing the textile to the project I can now create curved structures in a way which has not been possible before,” he explains. “My current aim is to create pieces with a magnitude on an architectural scale.” The three arches represent a construction which confines a space, and which both figuratively and literally corresponds with this aim.

Anton Alvarez is a Swedish-Chilean designer based in Stockholm. A recent graduate of the Royal College of Art’s Design Products MA, Alvarez originally studied fine art and cabinetmaking before completing an Interior Architecture and Furniture Design course at Konstfack, the University College of Arts, Craft and Design in Stockholm. Alvarez’s work focuses on the design of systems and the creation of tools and processes for producing products. His pieces have been exhibited internationally, including at Mudac in Lausanne, and the Design Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.