Building materials

Perfect combination of natural and synthetic yarns to construct a collection of freestanding sculptures. Fransje Gimbrere creates this standing textile to shift the perception of textiles as being “old-fashioned”.

To achieve this, the designer chose a selection of natural fibres including bamboo, linen or cotton, and synthetic yarns from recycled plastic bottles, which she used to create three-dimensional volumes woven thread by thread on a custom-made weaving loom.

This process allowed for many different shapes, textures and applications – for instance, a structure that is meant to be sturdy could be made using plastic fibres, whereas cotton or linen threads would be used to create a flexible piece.

“I wanted to shine a different light on textile and textile crafts by using it in the interior in a different way than solely as upholstery,”

“By weaving these textile sculptures, I’m proposing the idea of textile as a beautiful new building material with endless possibilities in [its] application”.












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