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Standing textiles

Category
Code
PLA1214
Country
Netherlands

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The desire to bring textile into the interior in a different way than we are used to resulted in a material and technique that creates fragile looking skeletons. Their strong and sturdy structure gives the suggestion of a solid volume, but the lack of support and hollowness make them seem on the edge of breaking. The volumes are built up, thread by thread, on a custom-made weaving loom.

3D woven configurations are experimentally discovered on the spot, resulting in an engaging play of repetition and overlapping lines that create an interesting visual interference. Rope and thread can be shaped freely and be made from any sort of material these days, from natural bamboo to recycled plastic.

This method therefore creates endless possibilities in choice of colour, shape, material and application. Standing Textile(s) can be applied in products and architecture, giving direction within the interior, without diminishing the sense of space. The textile is a thorough material and form study, where the craft of weaving fuses with new technologies and aesthetics, questioning the use of textiles in interiors.

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