Woven Light Interference looks into the light and colour phenomenon interference in a textile design context. This is done by introducing dichroic light and colour filters to design structures and surface colours when weaving. The filters add a previously unexplored transformation of colours and expressions based on the light’s angle of incidence, the angularity of the woven design and the viewer point of observation.
The project and methods used have been developed through experimental design research focused on designing a space in the woven material for the dichroic filter to exist and showcase its potential as a colourant in a woven design.
The final result is visually presented in a collection consisting of six woven textiles with multiple expressions with internal and external effects. Together, they propose a new method of working with light and colour in the design, without incorporating electronics or being connected to wires, but rather change depending on the existing light conditions in the space.
Photos: Elvira Jönsson