Focused on strengthening the sense of materiality within interiors, my thesis applies textile in unexpected forms, performance, and context to challenge user experience of cloth. Double-weave, the technique employed, involves the process of weaving two cloths simultaneously to create open and closed forms within one textile. Using this technique as a tool, I have developed magnetic panels lined with industrial felt that apply to the shelving or wall system.
The panels reveal and conceal desired sections, inviting users to touch - bringing them closer to understanding the process of weaving. Tactile agency allows users to interact, rearange, eliminate, and decode the systems of text within woven textile, and within furniture design.
Production With Georg Jensen Damask
Collaborating with Danish textile company, Georg Jensen Damask, the class was asked to create a new and fresh take on the company’s product and market. Asked to create patterns and products that were organic and new, but still in touch with the principles of Georg Jensen’ aesthetic. Learning about trend and sales strategies, I gained skills needed when working in production. My work, along with four other design students was selected from the class, and will be produced and launched for Georg Jensen Damask 2015 spring collection.
KullmanFrandsen Bag Collection
Collaborating with Danish industrial designer, Brian Frandsen, the two of us worked together to develop a carry-on luggage collection that notes the fashionable necessities of short travel. Meeting each other through travel and studies, our work together is inspired by the emotions related to travel and distance, and creating synergy between functionality and handcraft. Our Collection was chosen from Italian company, What’s More Alive.
INDIGO: Première Vision Paris
While studying in Denmark, I Participated in the Indigo fair where I was asked to create a 2014 spring/summer fashion textile collection. I researched current trend forecasts to further understand the expectations of the fashion textile industry. Traveling to Paris, the class showcased and retailed their designs to different fashion and textile companies from around the world. Two of my samples were sold to Parisian fashion label, The Kooples.
Digital Tools In Textile
Researching further into the three dimensional qualities of materials, I problem solved and challenged myself in creating a more 3-D appearance of textile through pattern and surface design. Experimenting with various materials, I focused on all textile techniques and machines, including: analog and digital printing, jacquard weaving and digital knitting
Textile From Non-Textile
Creating a piece of textile from non-textile material, I chose to use corrugated plastic, elastic rubber bands and fishing wire. I challenged my perception of material and experimented in recreating the qualities of cloth from material that is far from being textile related.
Pillow Sham Design
Designing a placement print, I experimented with texture of material and created four different colour ways. I took drawings of shapes and doodles and structured them together to create pattern that appears charismatic yet jarring.