Stackabl Felt Furniture Is Turning Waste Into Wonder

Eight New York-based designers are rethinking resources and the immediate impact materials play in the inaugural collection of Stackabl layered felt furniture. Different forms of creative reuse have been around for centuries, from antiquing to recycling. Now, Stackabl introduces a system for designing custom furniture without creating more waste that’s likely to […]

Eight New York-based designers are rethinking resources and the immediate impact materials play in the inaugural collection of Stackabl layered felt furniture. Different forms of creative reuse have been around for centuries, from antiquing to recycling. Now, Stackabl introduces a system for designing custom furniture without creating more waste that’s likely to end up in landfills. This new form of design that plays with possibility and imagination was created in tandem by Maison Gerard and STACKLAB.

black, pink, and tan felt dining chair

Dulces Dining Chair by Laura Kirar, Laura Kirar Design

Stackabl works closely with regional manufacturers, algorithms, and robotics to identify remnant inventory. Those leftover supplies are then leveraged to empower local economies and lower the carbon footprint. Next, a simple configurator brings the designer into the fold. The easy-to-use interface gives them the ability to turn these quality offcuts into custom furniture with specific colors, patterns, dimensions, and densities of their choosing. 2D and 3D real-time visualizations provide instant pricing while creating a transparent process that opens the doors to imagination and possibility.

black, pink, and tan felt dining chair

Dulces Dining Chair by Laura Kirar, Laura Kirar Design

The 2021 collection of colorful furniture is presented by Maison Gerard, featuring six unique pieces designed by Lara Kirar, Elena Frampton, Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson, Benoist F. Drut, William Georgis and Ilya Mirgorodsky, and Alexandra Champalimaud. The only parameters they had to abide by are those of the configurator, the rest was left to their visions. The playful works were constructed by regional specialists using specified offcuts that were created with the help of algorithms and robotics. It’s a beautiful intersection of design, technology, and circular manufacturing.

detail of black, pink, and tan felt dining chair

Dulces Dining Chair by Laura Kirar, Laura Kirar Design

blue, navy, and pink felt lounge chair

Fast Lane Lounge Chair by Elena Frampton, Frampton Co

blue, navy, and pink felt lounge chair

Fast Lane Lounge Chair by Elena Frampton, Frampton Co

detail of blue, navy, and pink felt lounge chair

Fast Lane Lounge Chair by Elena Frampton, Frampton Co

red and pink felt chaise lounge

Madame Chaise Lounge by Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson, Drake/Anderson

red and pink felt chaise lounge

Madame Chaise Lounge by Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson, Drake/Anderson

red and pink felt chaise lounge

Madame Chaise Lounge by Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson, Drake/Anderson

orange, green, blue, and brown felt bench

Maxine Bench by Benoist F. Drut, Maison Gerard

detail of orange, green, blue, and brown felt bench

Maxine Bench by Benoist F. Drut, Maison Gerard

navy and white felt club chair

Querelle Club Chair | Tons of Fun by William Georgis and Ilya Mirgorodsky, Georgis & Mirgorodsky

navy and white felt club chair

Querelle Club Chair | Tons of Fun by William Georgis and Ilya Mirgorodsky, Georgis & Mirgorodsky

detail of navy and white felt club chair

Querelle Club Chair | Tons of Fun by William Georgis and Ilya Mirgorodsky, Georgis & Mirgorodsky

grey and orange felt corner chair

Raki Corner Chair by Alexandra Champalimaud, Champalimaud Design

grey and orange felt corner chair

Raki Corner Chair by Alexandra Champalimaud, Champalimaud Design

detail of grey and orange felt corner chair

Raki Corner Chair by Alexandra Champalimaud, Champalimaud Design

To learn more about Stackabl’s felt furniture, visit stackabl.shop.

Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.

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