I’m creating a furniture piece for a contemporary art museum design competition. I decided to create modular “block furniture” where each cushion is 9" thick of varying shapes + sizes. Thus, to create a chair or sofa, you could stack two 9" cushions to create the optimal height. Or 3 to create a back. 4 cushions would be 36" (counter height) and so on. I’ve attached a quick (+ unfinished) rendering to give you all a visual.
I’m looking for a fabric to use to upholster the foam cushions that would create enough traction to prevent slipping. For example, f someone stacks the cushions on top of one another, say 3 cushions high or 27", the fabric would create enough traction to prevent one cushion from slipping away while underneath another.
I think the size of the cushion will help to deter slipping (enough to fit 3 people comfortable, at least) however, any suggestions on fabric to look for + test? I was thinking a high pile fabric, such as a tweed, or gymnastic matting (though that material is disgusting and sweaty…)