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Innovative Designers!

For this project I have been researching into Lucy Simpson, IIse Crawford and Thomas Widdershoven.

IIse Crawford and Thomas Widdershoven “touch base”

The way this collaboration approached design is really fascinating to me. “Touch Base” was focused around the idea of touch. They look in-depth that the actual sensation of touch being a human necessity, this combined with the idea of objectivity and technology made a fascinatingly interesting innovative world.  “Touch base” was showcased during the Milan Design week and was inspired by students own approaches to design through innovative practices.

As you can see from above, the project is very tactile, its simplistic nature combined with the complex materials mixed patterns is truly fascinating. To me this these pieces almost resemble skin. This got me thinking about the project and how I could incorporate materials not just fabric based but silicone based or combining them all. These textiles could also act as plasters- the smooth flat surface area allows room to put cream on- its easily washable and will not stain either, ideal for burn treatment.

Lucy Simpson

Lucy Simpsons silicone designs really interested me. Not just the incorporation of silicone but how she was able to incorporate pattern and mark making. The small tactile elements really stand out against the linen backgrounds. Looking at this further I would love to create tactile elements within this project, looking at silicone but also other materials. How could you create a tactile surface using fabric alone? Although the tactile element has me thinking i also feel inspired by her use of pattern, especially in spaced out areas. Could i find interesting, breathable, waterproof fabric that would mimic this effect? Whilst still conveying this tactile element?


Client research!


Adding in other materials!

1 Comment

  1. nadamson

    These are making good links to your own work it will be great to see how you experiment with the silicone

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