Cutting Edge is an installation to create sofas based on hot-wire cutting. From the idea of seeing movement as liquid form, a large-scale cutting machine was built to capture the movements of the maker and directly translate them into a permanent shape.
Starting out with a solid block of foam, a series of four individual wires, each responsible for carving one side of the sofa, can be placed in endless compositions and act as a bespoke blueprint for every piece.
Sofas are made to order, with lengths of up to 5 meters. Thanks to a durable polyurea coating they can be placed permanently outdoors as well.
Martijn Rigters 2017 ©