Rodeo, Chair and table set, 2012
Board with compressed textiles,
chair: H 67 x W 67 x D 60 cm; table: H 111 x W 80 x D 34 cm
Photo: Frank Kleinbach, © ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)
Garmento board is a very durable material that aesthetically represents the rustic Wild West. The material is as functional as any wood composite. It can be cut into parts and installed on a wooden or metal structure.
Inspiration of (behind) invention: As a product designer specialized in designing modern and fashionable up-cycling products and using a variety of materials, Yuttana Anothaisintawee has worked a lot with fabrics, incorporating old and used clothes in his product line and projects. He also tries to use leftover materials in other products and endeavours to achieve a zero-waste working culture. The idea came to him when he noticed a chewed piece of furniture his puppy had bitten and he looked closely at the material, seeing that it was made from woodchips and sawdust compressed to create a new form of wood. From there he realized that scrap fabrics are a fibre form like the woodchips and sawdust and can be compressed to create a new kind of material and could perhaps also be used as hardwood board. Trials were done. They took about two years to complete and resulted in Garmento Board. Inspiration of design: In the early stage of the Garmento Board, the designer used denim. The idea behind the chair was the horseshoe and its relationship to the modern denim-wearing cowboy.