Mittwoch, 5. Januar 2011

REMÖTIL by LUM - a lesson in sustainable Design

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As a final work in textile and surface design at the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee, Germany, Lisa Spengler and Moa Hallgren designed a collection of interior elements, made from donated clothes, fabrics and from furniture relics found on the streets of Berlin.

The project focused strongly on textile handicraft, applied in a variety of ways to combine textiles with other fragments. The idea of using second-hand materials made it possible to develop a unique group of interior objects, transforming discharged items into valuables.

Objectives for the Heimtextil participation
In addition to representing the Art College Weissensee Berlin at the HEIMTEXTIL 2011 fair as recently graduated designers from the Textile and Surface Design Department, we share a personal interest in showing our work within an international textile context.

We hope to come in contact with the industry as well as a wide variety of professionals working in the textile and interiors fields, including students and designers, with whom to share experiences and potentially form future collaborations.  In particularly we hope to have an exchange with other designers and makers who are either interested or are already working within the field of ecologically sustainable design.

Aesthetic vision for the exhibit
  • to communicate a mode of ethic design that is playful and delightful, celebrating textile craft
  • through a method of up-cycling to express the potential of transformation of discarded objects into useful and valuable unique design objects
Textile techniques being used: Sewing, braiding and weaving

Participants: Moa Hallgren & Lisa Spengler, exhibiting a collaborative Diploma Project developed at the Art College Weissensee Berlin
Tutor: Professor Dr. Zane Berzina

Textile and Surface Design Department at the Art College Weissensee Berlin
The Art College Weissensee Berlin promotes cross-disciplinary work between all its departments. At the Textile and Surface Design Department students are focusing on the investigation and design of surfaces and membrane systems which – within our contemporary technological and socio-cultural contexts - are becoming increasingly complex. Surfaces form a link to many different fields of application, such as fashion, interiors and architecture, and can be the basis for developing new design opportunities and skills. This course fosters a design approach that combines pragmatic professionalism, critical thinking, trans-disciplinary exchange and aesthetic autonomy.

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