DYNAMIC SHADOWS

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

master thesis/ conceptual textile series

FRAGMENTED FOCUS

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

SO VIELERLEI

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 

expression… 

Can we call it a mask?  Again and again you are different...of so many kind.»

Gertrud Arndt

woven jacquard fabrics

mixed materials

photo // sophie bandelin

 

SECOND CONSTRUCTION

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 

composition.

During the collaboration with Ostkreuzschule

Berlin, Sonja Stadelmeier and Patricia Morosan 

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.»

John Cage

NOOR

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.

 
 

CLASSIC GAMES

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. 

 
 

PHOTOGRAPHY

product photography for

PHARAO Dentaltechnik

THE KINDCRAFT

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 

contributor since.

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