Vintage, the scoubidous? Think again ! These acidic plastic threads, which had their heyday in the 1960s, are now inspiring more and more young designers. Soft, soft and colorful, they blend with glass, wood and rattan for joyful and poetic creations. And if we started braiding scoubidous to beautify the house?
The scoubidou: an unexpected return
Appeared in the 1950s, scoubidous threads were initially intended to isolate electrical wires. Soon, they are very popular with young people, who weave several sons together to create keychains, figurines, bracelets and necklaces. In parallel, these flexible resin pipes inspire the designers of the time, who use them to create ranges-journals, braided bottles or fruit baskets.
This new material, which proudly displays its modernity, is also used to make garden furniture, such as the famous Acapulco armchair. Coffee terraces are then invaded by stackable chairs made of scoubidous threads, which become a true symbol of design from the 1950s to the 1960s!
When the garden furniture rediscovers the scoubidou
After a brief comeback in the playgrounds in the 1980s, the scoubidou seemed to be permanently blocked in the twentieth century. But it was without counting on the creativity of some contemporary designers, who find in these colored threads the inspiration to draw furniture with deliciously vintage lines.
Patricia Urquiola’s magnificent “Tropicalia” armchair, with her cleverly superimposed resin threads, and a series of garden furniture directly inspired by the 1960s bistro chairs are now on display.
Accessories in scoubidous ultra trend
In France, the designers Hélène Lefeuvre and Elsa Randé reinterpret the genre by infusing poetry and thanks to resin threads. Freelance textile designer, Hélène Lefeuvre dresses her bottles of rattan glass and colored son vitamins, for a result perfectly in tune with the times. Alone or in accumulation, her artisanal creations seduce by their freshness and their originality.
The designer Elsa Randé associates the son of scoubidou oak wood using stitching on wood. Its lamps, shelves and accessories, worked by specialized craftsmen then hand-woven, are recognizable by their contemporary elegance.
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A vintage scoubidous chair
A lampshade scoubidous
Shavings in scoubidous