The “folding A-part” collection by Tel Aviv artist and fabric designer Mika Barr is a series of very unique fabrics that fold along the printed patterns turning into stunning three-dimensional shapes. The initial interest for the project came from Barr’s research into the relation between geometric and organics, and her observation of flowers and different structures in nature, exploring the relationship between printed material itself and the image it creates.
A collection of 3D fabrics that fold, fracture and turn three-dimensional, derived from the flat printed pattern. The textiles are made in a unique process, in which the printed image defines the fabric’s dropping and folding. The light, elastic textiles are dyed and then screen printed with an inflexible material that indicates the nature of the fabric’s movement and creates a new, three-dimensional textile structure. While the initial prototypes were hand made (dyed and printed), the technique has been transferred into industrial production through the studio. Besides forming sculptural elements, the textiles can be designated for use in various fields – furniture, lighting, fashion and accessories.
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