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Plant fibres like coir and jute are naturally insulating and water and fungus resistant. The basic textures of these fibres have been given a rubberised coating of variable thickness. The coating is applied manually, adding a distinctive look and feel. The fine rubberised film smoothes the textured, hand-woven surface. Instead of the rough feel, the material becomes silky and the colour acquires a chalky, iced, changeable effect. The basic modules are combined in multiples thanks to the application of a technical binding, stitched on using a technique developed by G.T. Design. This creates lines of light through the surface, enhancing the irregular, uneven joins and highlighting the effect of volume. In the version of jute, small hand-crafted inserts in wild hemp mark the space, evoking the pace and light of nature.

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