A lack of support and hollowness make them seem on the edge of breaking, though their structure is strong and sturdy.
Therefore I am now seeking for the right party to help me further in the development of the technique and fine-tuning the material. Materials are intermediate products; they can still serve all sorts of applications and leave some room for imagination.
Besides that, materials speak to all the senses; therefore designing materials is like designing an almost ritualistic experience for the body.
Her concepts and designs often contain contradictory elements and a new playful approach, that she uses to push boundaries, resulting in a little idiosyncrasy or raw edge in every one of them.
The desire to bring textile into the interior in a different way than we are used to, resulted in a technique that creates fragile looking skeletons, hat give the suggestion of a solid volume.
A starting point for a design could be anything, from wanting to show the value of a certain technique, to the way we move in a space, to how we treat our bodies.
Having a subject in mind, I start experimenting and sketching 3-dimensionally with materials, shapes and colours, creating an imaginary world or story, with its own atmosphere.
At this moment I am still producing my textiles by hand, so mass-production in the very near future might be a little too ambitious.
The technique needs more development, but I certainly believe that in the future we can have machines, that 3-dimensionally weave lightweight structures for us to use, live in and even drive in.
The mediums I choose to communicate my designs can range from film, to textiles, to interior products, to garments, to trend forecasts and more, but also combinations of these.