SURFACE SYNERGY

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SURFACE SYNERGY
Woven 3D texture merged with pattern

Surface Synergy is an innovative woven project by textile designer
Johanna Samuelsson. Shrinking is used to transform the flat textile
surface into a texturized one. At the same time as the pattern is
created in the loom, also the texture is formed. Or rather, there is
an interwoven ability for shrinking; this action of transformation is
planned at the same time as the rest of the weave. But as long hold
in the loom, the fabric is under tension and little shrinking can occur.
First after cutting down and steaming, the final result of the shrinking
can be seen.

By the technique of digital jacquard weaving, this project explores
the synergy between 3D texture and pattern, where they together
function both as construction of texture and decoration of surface.
Instead of seeing texture and pattern as separated, both of these
notions are embedded in the same process of creating the woven
textile.

This work proposes on-loom effects requiring minimal finishing
processes.

Woven patterns, such as plaid and houndstooth, are updated by
merging with texture. The interrelation between texture and pattern,
transformed by shrinking, twists with traditional patterns and weaving:
creating expressions that have the ambition to evoke the viewer by surprise.

Surface Synergy is a MA degree project in textile design by
Johanna Samuelsson at The Swedish School of Textiles in 2016.

Technique: Digital jacquard weaving
Material: Elastane, lurex, cotton, polyester

With founding from TEKO

 

Exhibitions


DESIGNCENTRUM
Group exhibition with craft theme, showing
UNG SVENSK FORM 2018
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EMMA DAHLQVIST
JOHANNA NESTOR
JOHANNA SAMUELSSON
Designcentrum, Östersund, Sweden
21-28 July 2018

 

NEU NOW 2017
Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
Sep 2017

 

ARCHITECT@WORK
Material samples from the collection Surface Synergy 
will be shown at Architect@Work in Toronto, Canada,
at  ‘How it’s Made‘, curated by Archello.
May 2017

 

MATERIAL XPERIENCE
Material samples from the collection Surface Synergy 
will be shown at Material Xperience, in Jaarbeurs Utrecht, The Netherlands.
February 2017

 

New Designers Part 1
Business Design Centre London
July 2016

 

EXIT 16
Graduate exhibition
The Textile Museum of Sweden
June 2016

 

Awards


John Lewis Loves
Surface Synergy was awarded John Lewis Loves commendation
at New Designers with the motivation
“Interesting exploration of yarn, technique and structure along
with fabric behavior to create intriguing textiles“.
June 2016

 

Press


The Weave Shed
”New Designers: The Swedish School of Textiles”
July 2016

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