The Space Between
What materials and structures hold our digital and physical worlds together?
The reinforcement, webbing and insulation in our architecture and the wires and circuit boards of our electronic devices inspire The Space Between - a collection of material ideas exploring the relationships between surface and structure in our physical and digital environments.
These materials aim to communicate how the flexibility and tactility of textile construction methods apply to non-textile materials. The result is a selection of samples that can be scaled up to an architectural size, a human scale for products or fashion, or a microscopic scale for bio- or nano- technology.
Translucent, soft and solid materials are combined with industrial details to create pieces highlighting the detail and complexity in the construction of all modern things, which often go unnoticed. Planned and precise woven structures echo the finely balanced parametric and binary design used to create a building or a microchip.
As a textile designer, I also operate in The Space Between - between disciplines and between surface and structure. My expertise in materiality and construction gives me a set of skills that drives innovation and fosters an openness to collaborate with artists, architects, industrial, product and fashion designers, programmers, and scientists.
These samples are intended to spark a dialogue with potential collaborators and clients from any field, and to expand the traditional view of a textile designer’s role.