Tactile constructions : Building with textile, sensual mathematics

University essay from Konstfack/Inredningsarkitektur & Möbeldesign

Abstract: In my thesis work I choose to define textile as a way of constructing, before seeing it as a material. I have explored the possibilities of building with the tension that is formed between the threads in weaving and knitting. By mixing the two techniques in the same fabric, I can benefit from their different qualities as the material produced creates the shape of the space.   As a textile designer studying spatial design, I have carried out this investigation to raise the importance and impact of textile in interior, and as an interior. By challenging the hierarchy of building construction materials and giving textile more value, I can acquire more sensual, tactile and maybe even unexpected qualities in the interiors I create.

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