experiment / metallic screens
This series of stainless steel screens in combination with sunlight has a pleasant spatial effect. The proportion of fine material and its net-like structure either contours spaces or lets the textile visually disappear.
Its semi-transparency is still offers a glimpse into the created space. Reflecting brass elements are increasing the fabric‘s luminousness. By bringing sunlight into the room the screens connect the outside with the inside. Ludic embroderies combine fabric layers and form textured surfaces. When backlit these ornamental structures imparts a sketched appearance.
Within a room the voluminous fabric creates an interplay with light and shadow which changes shape depending on the time of day.
various stainless steel-brass
wovens // shadows
photo // Maria Ilona Zwißler
master thesis/ conceptual textile series
The human eyes can only focus one thing at a time. Placed in a permanently renewing surrounding the eye is visually attracted by the most catchiest.
What happens when you take time and let the focus drift?
Are there any details?
And when is the moment that lines start to blurr?
ikat and jacquard weaves
photo // anja eilert
bachelor thesis / textile collection
This textile collection 'SO VIELERLEI' was inspired by the works of
Gertrud Arndt, particularly her portraitseries 'Maskenbilder'
and the discrepancy I found within her artistry. I compared six selected portraits with the Bauhaus artist's previous work that somehow to me, appeared connected to each other. She used color and material collages to visualize the portrait's character. Facial expressions, clothes and costumes were translated into a specific use of form, and black & white photography was imagined in colors. Every jacquard pattern was inspired by the distinctive expression of a single portrait.
«Maybe you always got some kind of
Can we call it a mask? Again and again you are different...of so many kind.»
woven jacquard fabrics
photo // sophie bandelin
FOREVER AND SUNSMELL
Single sounds of two music pieces composed by John Cage are the inspiration of the collection’s color chart. Instruments like percussion, temple bells, wine glasses and a prepared piano can be heard in ‘Second Construction’ (1940).
In ‘Forever and Sunsmell’ (1942) a percussion duo and a vocal part perform a poem by E.E. Cummings. The intuitively sensed character of different instruments is reflected in color, material and structure of the designed textiles.
Every sound becomes visibile within each fabric - joining together in a collection to form the
During the collaboration with Ostkreuzschule
extended the textile collection by responding to its color, structure and appearance and developed it into the photo spreads 'vision for a second composition' and 'refrain for Sebastian' without the influence of Cage's music pieces.
textile collection / photographical extension
«Many musicians do not have the ability
of hearing sounds individually but only their interplay.»
textile facade model
The aim was to design a translucent facade that reduces the intensity of sunlight while retaining its brightness.
The prototype is woven in one-piece therefore it provides stability to the facade and makes it
installing further component parts unnecessary. It is composed of three elements that are
interconnected within a two-warp crosswise folded fabric. Autonomously and silently shape memory alloys are darken the internal space controlling basalt-nylon foldings which change their angle with the impining solar radiation. Every folding is connected to semitransparent synthetic filter elements which let sunlight shine through. Simultaneously it is protected from observers and brings lucid light reflexes into the room. On the back of the facade brass-stainless steel elements
reflect sunlight and illuminate the internal space.
wood cut / guest semester graphic arts
BẠN ĐÃ AN CHUA ?*
*Have you eaten yet?
In Hanoi, just like everywhere in Vietnam, food plays an important role and defines the rythm of everyday life. Markets that open early in the morning, motivate you to get up early. If you prefer not to eat your lunch under the blistering sun do not wait until it has reached its zenith! Tasty treats, carried on shoulders and wheels tantalizingly lure you at every corner. Sweet fillings hidden in various cakes and pastries ornament dining tables and ancestor’s altars on feast days. ‘Have you eaten yet?’ is likely to be asked.
Most of the merchants disappear at sundown. Only illuminated dining rooms of homes line the streets then. Inside, the most important part of the day is celebrated:
the joint dinner.
in collaboration with
wood cut on paper and textile
colour project / woven and knitted fabrics
The first computer game OXO released in 1952 begins the story of tiny pixels moving around video screens. More games followed such as tennis for two, pong and space invaders. Until the mid 1990s the digital world remained two dimensional. The woven and knitted fabrics of my work illustrate the different stages of digital life. It starts in a glimmering chaos, developing into abstract formations of pixels, temporarily escaping into three dimensionality and returning to small characters. The eventual shape of clearly defined bodies limit the space and mobility of these green creatures. At the same time they are communicate with us by forming an order that is visible to the human eye.
Internship / Contributor
The Kindcraft is an online magazine focusing on makers and their products, slow fashion and sustainable design developments.
Delighted with the Kindcraft's work, Laura Lin became an
intern in 2017 and has been a