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Standing Textile(s)
Designed By:Fransje Gimbrere
Commissioned by:Design Academy Eindhoven
Country by:Netherlands

The desire to bring textile into the interior in a different way than we are used to, resulted in a technique that creates fragile looking rope skeletons that give the suggestion of a solid volume. A lack of support and hollowness make them seem on the edge of breaking, though their structure is strong and sturdy. They can not only carry themselves, but also the human body. The volumes are built up, thread by thread, on a custom-made weaving loom. 3D-woven configurations are experimentally discovered on the spot. An engaging play of repetition and overlapping lines create an interesting visual interference. This method creates endless possibilities in color, shape, material and application, giving direction within the interior, without diminishing the sense of space. Within ‘Standing Textile(s)’ the craft of weaving fuses with new technologies and aesthetics, questioning the use of textiles in interiors.