Tom Wu

August 19, 2013

Tom Wu



Tom Wu

Within the frame of mass and historical use, Denim becomes a kind of universal fabric for clothing and wood is a universal material for furniture. Moreover, these two things are heavily exploited internationally and through this global reach both have few culture barriers to understanding. This project seeks to combine there heritages, typologies and material cultures to see how they challenge each other. The results unexpectedly challenge the broader relevance of clothing and furniture vocabulary and start to draw in wider issues.

This project has developed some techniques to make wood look like denim. The use of staples is to make them look like stitch line. Because the way we jointing two pieces of wood together is similar to the way we fastening two pieces of fabric together.

In an internationalized world, a furnished world and a worn world we really need some new thinking to challenge the whole consumption process. This project is denim furniture. It is about the culture of furniture and the culture of clothes and synthesising the boundaries of these internationalized‐fast changing cultures.


Inspire — Experience — Interact— Explore
New furniture, lighting, textiles, ceramics and jewellery from 60 Uk and International independent designers

International pavilions – Ung Svensk Form – La Tlapaleria diseno mexicano – India Art n Design

Designers in Production – New work from established designers and companies.

The Fifth element – Science Tecnology and Process in Design – 30 cutting edge projects.

Programme – Conference Workshops Screenings Presentations

Edition 16
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road

Public opening times
19th to 22nd September

Eventbrite - Designersblock London 2013