constructivist - colour-blocked


Rei (2009) by Rodrigo Almeida - collection: C.N.A.P.

Rei (2009) by Rodrigo Almeida - collection: C.N.A.P.


At first glance it looks like as if the de Stijl movement has come back and that design is becoming linear and constructed again.


However this revival is a contemporary citation and a pure product of the 21st century where severe lines are used playfully like textile collage or in a recycled product.


Dying, winding, double-weaving, layering and packaging are lively ways to give a spirited aspect to rigorous form.

Colour, material and shape come together in happy and almost comical designs. Form is found within the textile.


Lidewij Edelkoort


Talking Textiles remains on view until January 26, 2014 at the TextielMuseum in Tilburg