Budde explores the RAW MATERIAL OF Concrete Canvas

Exhibited at Alcova during Milan Design Week 2022Johannes Budde presents his new stool collection, RUG’N ROLL, featuring his exploration of an industrial setting concrete composite, Concrete Canvas®. Pushing the boundaries of innovative materials, the soft-looking drape of RUG’N ROLL exemplifies the physical and aesthetic potential of the material, which creates a fascinating symbiosis with the actual mechanical strength of concrete.

A unique feature for furniture, RUG’N ROLL is waterproof and fire resistant. It can perfectly serve as indoor and outdoor furniture with extraordinary service life. Additionally, BUDDE adopts the unique textile characteristics of Concrete Canvas® to speed upThe installation process by ten times and tests the nature of the material without anticipated results.

RUG’N ROLL concrete stools, rust red & light beige

all images courtesy of Johannes Budde

RUG’N ROLL stools feature a smooth, carpet-like texture

“In its original state, it’s basically Concrete on a Roll™ which is very flexible and can take any shape,” Johannes Budde of BUDDE Remarks. After various attempts at bending the material, the most promising technique was to roll the canvas up by hand. As a result, the material naturally emerged in an organic form due to its characteristics reminiscent of soft carpets, which influenced the name of the RUG’N ROLL project.

To solidify the final shape of the stool, the canvas is watered down, which later hardens the concrete inside the fabric within 24 hours. It then becomes very strong and stable. A vibrant coloring and finish is applied in a final step creating a smooth fabric texture, which gives character to the stools and elevates the value of Concrete Canvas®.

rug 'n roll stools draped in a canvas of concrete embrace organic shapes + unique textures
concrete stools in denim blue and dark yellow natural tones

rug 'n roll stools draped in a canvas of concrete embrace organic shapes + unique textures

rug 'n roll stools draped in a canvas of concrete embrace organic shapes + unique textures
concrete stools in natural tone

german newcomer studio budde presents soft looking concrete stools rugn roll 3
colorful stool collection with natural tone

rug 'n roll stools draped in a canvas of concrete embrace organic shapes + unique textures
concrete mesh® during the production process

german newcomer studio budde presents soft looking concrete stools rugn roll 4
RUG’N ROLL concrete stools outdoor use

german newcomer studio budde presents soft looking concrete stools rugn roll 5

project info:

Last name: Concrete stools RUG’N ROLL
designate: BUDDE

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edited by: zaha mango | design boom

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