Sam Goble

From 1837 to 1901, horse hair was used as a mode of padding upscale furnishings. The introduction of synthetic foams in the 1920s had dramatic impact on the upholstery industry and furniture industry writ large. The introduction of cheaper and easier to work with materials rendered horse hair inefficient as a common material. “Stacked Seat” explores and exposes a series of raw upholstery materials from the Victorian era to today.