Taking a new approach to weaving techniques, designer Aleksandra Gaca created Woven Braids, a new series of woven fabrics, which she will unveil during the Dutch Design Week Eindhoven (19-27 October 2019), the largest design event in Northern Europe. The new textile creations will be on view at Kazerne, as part of the exhibition CIRCULAR>MATERIALISTS - show revolving around the theme of sustainable design.
Organically derived from previous work, and a fascination and interest in traditional textile techniques, Aleksandra did extensive research into braid patterns and constructions, which she translated into a new series of woven fabrics entitled Woven Braids. These fabrics consist of different variations such as 3D-woven acoustic textiles and ‘flat’ fabrics used for tea towels.
Woven Braids is woven with sustainable yarns and manufactured in the TextielLab of the TextielMuseum in Tilburg.
CIRCULAR>MATERIALISTS. The theme seems to be a contradiction: design is actually a materialistic phenomenon, but at the same time designers take their responsibility by reusing materials or developing new, sustainable materials. The exhibition Circular> Materialists shows more than forty works with themes such as: Waste No More (Eileen Fischer by Lidewij Edelkoort), autonomous robots (Arvid & Marie) and the relationship between man and materiality (Studio Drift). Aleksandra Gaca presents 3D woven textile works created with sustainable yarns and recycled leftovers from previous collections. Her small series last a lifetime and also have acoustic and insulating characteristics.
Dutch Design Week | 19-27 October 2019 | Kazerne | Paradijslaan 8 | 5611KN Eindhoven | All week: 11.00 - 18.00
HOOIKADE 13/ 1.05 | 2627AB DELFT | THE NETHERLANDS | KVK 27336780