Sivan Amos / Shenkar

Sivan Amos

The design of the fabrics in this project stems from a flow of music and writing, reminiscent of Braille in terms of touch, and of musical notes and letters in a notebook in appearance. The fabrics create three-dimensionality at thread level, and are suitable for diverse usage contents. The textile I created evokes the feeling of an abstract, picturesque world, a delightful feeling of order and lightness. The fabrics are a fragment from the world of surface music playing within each fabric.

Mi Zhou / Central St Martin

Mi Zhou

In this project, I was exploring the relationship between shapes and shadows I found in Majorelle garden located in Marrakech. By focusing on create innovative textile surface, I was using interdisciplinary approach, from dying,vinyl print, upholstery, tufting to laser cut, embroidery, I was try to find the balance between the contrast of materials and techniques to create a series of multi-purpose work for interior space including wall coverings, rugs and furnishings. The world we live is built by silent materials, tested and combined with different qualities of materials, and this has always interested me. I combined wide range of hard and soft, 2D and 3D materials to achieve the functionality of my textiles pieces. Instead of started my primary research by drawing, I began by creating my own material shapes and scenes, observing and photographing them under different environment to build my own original ideas.

Jiho Suh / Central St Martins

Jiho Suh

Fori Collection is a set of fabrics that can function as furnitures and fashion products at the same time. Through a simple process, the fabrics can be transformed into knitted bags from the chair and carpet. The project is inspired by Origami, which is an art of folding method, that can transform 2-dimensional sheet into 3-dimensional structure. I focused on its functionality that it can perform multiple forms by single material. The overall aim of the project is to suggest a further potential of knitted fabric as multifunctional interior item. Fori Collection will be a solution for modern society where allows smaller space for living. Furthermore, the collection provides playful experience through the transformation between different dimensional forms.

Daphne Reuver / Universty of Applied Science, Humburg

Daphne Reuver

Raw wool from traditional sheep breeds is not high in demand in global trade. Due to rising consumer expectations regarding the softness of a material, coarse wool from German sheep breeds is not able to keep up with the global competition. Therefore, many of the local breeds face extinction. The aim of my project ‘The potential of local raw wool’ is to showcase the value of the local raw wool and to reveal its qualities to inspire designers, consumers and businesses to use and perceive the material. To help achieving this goal, insights into the coarse wool manufacturing process is provided, covering all steps from shearing, washing, over carding all the way to processing the textile. With the wet- and needle felting technique the raw wool is then shaped into three dimensional objects, reflecting the origin and value of the material. The form of wool clothing refers thereby to the sustainable wool dress of the sheep.

Dana Peled / Shenkar College

Dana Peled

This project is based on “desirable” as a value, and on the presence of decoration as a component possessing power and influence in design. Various techniques of connecting mesh and silicone were chosen in the context of skin tones, and transparent and neutral materials that emphasize the body and its sensuality as a “second skin”. At the same time, the characteristics of the materials evoke in the viewer passions, reflections, and questions concerning the hidden and visible, the permissible and forbidden.

Emma Cogné / La Combre

Emma Cogné

Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuels de La Cambre Systeme T, 2018

This project finds its inspiration in the building sites invading Brussels. It explores a material from the invisible spaces, the interstices of our houses. The plastic sheath made of polypropylene is used to protect electric cables. It is heat-resistant and can withstand impacts and crushes. This material is low cost, recyclable and easy to transport. In 2018, Polieco - a company which specializes in the manufacturing of pipes - supports the project by supplying the raw material. The pipe which was hidden in walls now shows itself and is transformed into a textile wall. The process of craft manufacturing creates a discrepancy. Plastic sheath is broken down and put back together like a construction set. The rope connects the system. It’s used for its resistance, elasticity, to make «a whole» from separate elements. Each material remain intact. Nothing is definitely fixed, textile surfaces can be unlaced then reused. Objects are customized products to conform to the architecture of the place. Their behavior gives notions of mobility and flexibility. In the 70s, architect and sociologist Yona Friedman imagines spatial cities made up of mobile structures in which the user himself designs his own built environment. On the trail of these utopias, the project is guided by ecological and social values. The economical use of resources and recovering material falls within this philosophy of poverty. Objects question the limits of a building material and its issues in today’s architecture.