The aim for this project was to take “hard” and “raw” attitude from the fashion industry where the purpose (more often than textile design) is to break old traditions. I wanted to apply that attitude on a typical textile design objects as an tablecloth to experiment with old traditional expressions, to find new entries. I choose to add hand embroidery to my tablecloth for adding value to the object by the time it took for me to make it.
When you make the textile hard or stiff, it can stand on its own and it doesn’t have to cooperate with other objects to fulfil its purpose. It no longer has to lie perfect on the middle of the table just to decorate it; The fabric can actually have its own life and take place!
Exhibit at Stockholm furniture fair 2012.