I am officially starting a new series today which is all about textiles. During the short Winter pause I was reflecting on new content and since I am getting more involved in everything related to trend observing, today’s textiles being a result from a range of influences, from consumer behavior to the global economy, is definitely an area I am getting interested in. Let’s say, this new series is at the same time providing study and education for myself on textile trends.
I have decided I will learn much more about 3D Printing this year, take part in course, try myself an object to print and who knows may be curate an own workshop with an external expert? This leads me to today’s designer duo, I’d like to introduce.
The ‘one yarn of plastic’ project has been the starting point for this second research by Studio plott whereby surfaces are directly printed and developed in a custom-made way.
These young designers have developed a computer-controlled machine that digitally plots geometric patterns, extruding a molten plastic filament which is able to print their own designs with textile bindings forming the base for these printed surfaces.
Strong graphic representation of weaving, knitting or embroidery patterns are the outcome growing slowly by each line that is printed. Making use of their own small production method, Rudi Boiten & Mireille Burger, both graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2014, can easily adapt each surface by shape, color and form.
The end result is a series of sheets that are intended for wall coverings, room – divider screens or curtains. A pretty interesting start to a new series, right? G, x