instinctive - wild tactility
Humans are mesmerised by animals and long for a more instinctive existence, where the intuitive wildness in their character is addressed and challenged. Thus animal skins and beastly forms are translated into technological materials and three-dimensional products by designers such as Bart Hess and Maarten Baas.
Phoebe 4, a new experimental lampshade by Marcel Wanders, has been made from knitted mohair balls, using the human body as an erotic structure and accompanied by a film for twelve magical hours of illumination. Tactility is the first requirement.
Talking Textiles remains on view until January 26, 2014 at the TextielMuseum in Tilburg.
Hunt for High Tech (2010) by Bart Hess