Lane Wallcovering Collection
When I weave by hand, I watch the yarn closely, certain techniques allow the structure to evolve in the most interesting ways. Weaving breaks the smooth, tight arrangements of each thread moulding them into a different shape on the loom. If we look closer we step into a micro world yarns transform into intriguing graphics. This discovery was the main inspiration for my pattern designs, which I later also used for my wallcovering collections.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The project has two parts:Digital Pattern Designs Collection and Unique Handcrafted Artisan Wallcoverings. The consciously disjointed layout of digital patterns and the extreme enlargements have a special purpose: bringing a fresh visual experience and reflecting the mood of handloom weaving. The patterns can be used in vertically or horizontally. With the wallcoverings, the application of fine materials refers to the delicate, thin yarns and the structured surface allows a spatial playfulness.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
This extensive sequence is a play and experiment with patterns. An exploration of how a simple idea can turn into an exciting visual experience. Based on the digital patterns 40 different variations were created and then divided into 4 collections. Lighter shades can be used to fill an entire space whilst the darker ones to highlight a specific wall section or they can be pasted on bigger wall surfaces in hotels, restaurants or bars. The handcrafted pieces need site-specific planning, part of my work is to make recommendations for possible variations, materials and qualities. Final appearance however depends on the individual order.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in January 2016 and finished in June that same year in Budapest. It was my Masters degree final project at the Budapest Metropolitan University and was exhibited in several galleries in Budapest, Szentendre and Szombathely in 2016 and 2017.
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The Digital Pattern Collection was born as a digital adaptation of my manual drawings and graphic prints which I designed for manufacturing implementation. The Handcrafted Artisan Wallcoverings are made of non woven textile, multilayers of flimsy, natural threads and vegetal parts such as seeds, leaves and stalks, glued together using a collage technique and flour-paste as adhesive rediscovering the old, proven method. The final products are treated with fire retardant liquid to comply with fire-safety standards.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Pattern Units Image Size: Widht: 7087 Pixel, Height: 4024 Pixel, Resolution: 300 Pixel/Inch
The handcrafted wallcoverings are samples only and made in size 600 mm x 0,1 mm x 2000 mm however they can be tailored to individual needs whilst keeping the ease of installation in mind.
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My project is based on the analysis of different weaving techniques. I looked at the contexture from a graphical point of view as a subjective, visual experience, then following a market research and a few informal interviews my collection was born. Hand craftsmanship played an important role in my work, this allowed each piece to be unique and original. A possible collaboration is currently under way with a Hungarian wallpaper factory to manufacture my Digital Pattern Collection. To meet the challenge of each clients individual needs, the Artisan Wallcoverings are always handcrafted by me.
The biggest challenge to me was to design patterns, which keep their unique and outstanding character whilst also comply with current trends and market demands. This is my first project on such a large scale. Choosing 40 final variations out of the 100 samples was also a great task. With the Handcrafted Artisan Wallcoverings the real challenge came from problems occurring during production due to the size of the individual wallpapers. It was a complex process starting with providing an appropriate working environment, following with the planning and then the final construction of the products.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Consultant: Maria T. Doromby
Image #1 Photoshop Zsófia Zámori Photographer Zsuzsanna Slezák, Lane, 2017.
Image #2 Photoshop Zsófia Zámori, Lane, 2017.
Image #3 Photographer Zsuzsanna Slezák, Lane, 2016.
Image #4 Photographer Zsuzsanna Slezák, Lane, 2016.
Image #5 Photoshop Zsófia Zámori, Lane, 2016.