The project was influenced by the trip to La Sagrada Familia. The property most recognised was how the interior space interacted with light and colour. This created a harmonic light in the temple and portrayed a great collated symphony of colour and light. Gaudi said that colour was "the expression of life", which is why he decided to make its presence felt in La Sagrada Familia. The motive was to design a fabric which accentuates sunlight in a household environment.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The temple of La Sagrada Familia contains a synergy of light and colour. For a textiles designer senses are for most important to capture. The idea was not to capture the sensuality of the tactile material first but to create a conjuncted experience for the eyes and the body. The fabric is a woven sample. The woven clear acrylic rods create a perception of extended light of colour which strikes the user and creates a spacial interaction.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The fabric can be hanged, placed of a surface, wrapped around, or stand as an interior decorative feature
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in September 2015 in London and finished in December 2015
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The fabric sample was woven using a cotton tie-dye warp, monofilament weft. Clear and coloured acrylic rods were first bent using heat, then shaped into required shapes. When the shapes were completed they were woven together with monofilament in the weft. The warp contained a point draft, the structure was a half circle drawn design pattern for a repeat effect. This created a circle like pattern to resemble the window shapes inside La Sagrada Familia.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Dimensions: 210mm x 300mm , the cotton warp allows the design to maintain its fragility and flexibility, also retain intensity through the use of hard material intersecting the cloth.
fabric, light, colour, textile, interior, surface design , woven , spacial, pattern
The project began with a visit to La Sagrada Famailia, in Barcelona. The research contained primary photos and the personal experience itself. There were non formal interviews conducted and secondary research took place in order to gain a better understanding of how the interior environment makes others feel, and what draws us to return. This was particularly important because the concept of the architectural building itself was to resemble the outdoors inside. How a spatial temple can trap the natural landscape.
The challenges were to construct a woven fabric using 3D material which draws to manipulating the fabric to take shape. The bigger challenge was to portray the personal experience into a tangible material.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Main Image: Aurelija Stanciukaite
Image #1: Photographer Aurelija Stanciukaite
Image #2: Photographer Aurelija Stanciukaite
Image #3: Photographer Aurelija Stanciukaite
Image #4: Photographer Aurelija Stanciukaite