Textile artist wins UK craft award

June 1st, 2023

Vira in My Garden, 2022. A textile artist took the top contemporary craft prize for U.K.-based artists this spring out of 400 artists of varied disciplines, with the winning pieces joining the U.K. Craft Council’s national collection. The winning works will be on display this summer in London, England.  Artist Alice Kettle, presented by Candida Stevens […]

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Inflatable textile art shown by Dior in Paris

May 1st, 2023

The inflatable artwork, containing 25 components, was produced in collaboration with Dior, Paris. It is made of 20 different Dior fabrics, woolen crochet, ornamentation, LEDs, and polyester. It measures 24 meters by 21 meters by 6.8 meters (78.7 feet by 68.9 feet by 22 feet) and weighs more than a ton. Photos: © Lionel Balteiro […]

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Over View: a 3D fabric ceiling

February 1st, 2020

Over View, an installation at MuseumLab in Pittsburgh, Pa., is intricately patterned to replicate the leaded glass ceiling that once graced the space. Photo: FreelandBuck. Walk into the central lobby of MuseumLab, an experiential learning center for older children created by the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, and look up. While you may think you’re looking […]

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A fort for the record books

January 1st, 2020

A record-breaking blanket fort was assembled last August in Leeds, U.K. The public was invited to tour the cozy space, enjoy refreshments and take part in a range of games. Photos: Time4Sleep. Remember as a kid the fun of building a fort with your friends? The folks at Time4Sleep, a U.K.-based bed and bedroom furniture […]

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Breath/ng sculpture absorbs air pollution

September 1st, 2018

Milan Design Week is the ultimate destination in the world of design. The city is transformed into a showcase for hundreds of artists, designers and brands to present their creative best. For this year’s show held in April, the organizers challenged the industry to incorporate innovation and sustainability into their offerings. Acclaimed Japanese architect Kengo […]

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Double Vision exhibition explores spaces with thread

July 1st, 2018

Artist Jeongmoon Choi is known for creating dramatic installations that draw the viewer into a transformed environment. Born in Seoul and based in Berlin, Choi often explores the contrast between eastern and western culture in her art. She works with thread as her primary medium, creating otherworldly spaces with rooms and locations as her canvas. […]

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Fabric art, sculptured and painted

April 1st, 2018

Carriageworks, the largest contemporary multi-arts center of its kind in Australia, is a space that welcomes socially and culturally diverse artists whose vision is often exhilarating and cutting edge. Housed in an old rail yard in the Redfern area of Sydney, the center features a distinctive 19th century industrial aesthetic. The former railway carriage and […]

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