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Seamless Loom

  • Year: 2019
  • Commission: Lafayette Anticipations
  • Production: Jongeriuslab
  • Category: Exhibition
  • Category: One-offs / experiments

The Seamless Loom was developed as part of Interlace, textile research, commissioned by Lafayette Anticipations.
This project treated the topic of weaving not only as a craft with a long history, but also as a technical, thematic, and critical enquiry; a vehicle for cultural innovation. For three months, research and experiments in 3D weaving filled Lafayette Anticipations’ spaces, turning them into a designer’s laboratory, all the while questioning our relationship to textile, tactility, labour, and the natural environment, and the limited vocabulary we have to describe these relationships.

The Seamless Loom was designed at Jongeriuslab to research 3D weaving. These are four looms cut and joined together to form a new machine to weave seamless 3D “bricks”. For every new brick, the loom is adapted. New objects are developed in a constant interplay between the machine and the design it produces.

For more information on the exhibition, visit www.lafayetteanticipations.com.

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