Therefore, they can not only carry themselves, but also the human body.
The volumes are built up, thread by thread, on a custom-made weaving loom.
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.
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.
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.
My designs start in ideas or in concepts, not in end products.
I start designing by experimenting, trying to push boundaries and show other sides of the things we seem to take for granted.
This method creates endless possibilities in color, shape, material and application, giving direction within the interior, without diminishing the sense of space.
For you to know her better our editor, Cecile Poignant asked her some questions.
Fashion and Interior are all about the interaction between the body and materials.
Can you explain more the idea of multidisciplinary that you use to describe your work?
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Fransje Gimbrère is a multidisciplinary designer, born and raised in Tilburg, graduated in 2017 from the Man & Identity department at the Design Academy in Eindhoven.
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