This book is a must-have for anyone involved in furniture design: The new Becker Formfleece Compendium.
"We at Becker are enthusiastic about the extraordinary properties of the material and fascinated by the design and application possibilities that Formfleece has to offer. With this compendium we would like to inspire developers, designers, design students and manufacturers all over the world and inform them about the extraordinary possibilities of the material. True to our motto 'Sharing knowledge', we want to create a win-win situation for everyone involved, just like with our moulded wood compendium," explains Gerrit Becker. The managing partner took over the management of the company from his father Dr. Ralf Becker at the beginning of 2018.
Formfleece consists of polyester fibre fleece and is characterised by optimum formability, very good stability and impact strength. In addition, there is a pleasant felt feel and the ability to absorb sound, which makes it ideal for use in open-plan offices, restaurants, concert halls and many other areas.
The compendium explains on 88 pages in detail how Formfleece is made, which advantages the material has and how they can be used to improve room acoustics. It describes the steps from the design idea through prototype development to series production in the factory and provides interesting insights into the production. In the chapter "World of Formfleece", numerous examples of new products made of Formfleece are shown, for example seating furniture, lamps, acoustic elements, drawer inserts and partition walls for the office.
Interviews with renowned international designers who report on their experiences with Formfleece complete the book. These include Werner Aisslinger from Studio Aisslinger in Berlin, Armand Louis, Patrick Reymond and Aurel Aebi from atelier oi in La Neuveville in Switzerland, Claudia Kleine and Jörg Kürschner from formstelle in Munich, Markus Jehs and Jürgen Laub from jehs + laub in Stuttgart and Tomek Rygalik from Warsaw.
"It took us almost a year to design and produce the Formfleece Compendium," says development manager Joachim Schelper. "Now we hope that it will be met with just as much interest as our moulded wood compendium, which is now on the shelves of almost every furniture designer".