Starting from the problem of how to brighten up dark rooms by means of fabrics, I worked out various approaches to the brightening effect of fabrics.
Thus, in response to the question What color do you associate with light?, a color card was created that depicts the shallow morning color gradient in the sky alongside white. This emotional illumination is experienced through the color gradient.
Using the techniques of weaving and dyeing, a series of fabrics were created that interpret this color gradient.
Furthermore, we worked with materials that are particularly reflective or even glow by means of interwoven LEDs. For this purpose, reflective yarn was twisted with bouclé, wool and nylon.
Developed during the semester project Stories of Textile Design in the winter semester 2020/21 in cooperation with the architectural firm Sauerbruch + Hutton. In joint consultations it turned out that facades of buildings are often inspired by textiles. In turn, the multifunctional planes of a building facade again served as inspiration for my fabrics. This resulted in a triple weave that has both colored and technically reflective layers.
Material: 100% cotton tulle (kbA)
In a joint project with the Ostkreuz School, a photo series with Clara Sartor was created.