In Marisa’s work she asks how a textile designer can encourage consumers to keep their products as long as possible?
In conservation work, we have to preserve textiles, which have a long history or value for us while trying our best to maintain the original design. On the other hand, if objects are not expensive or do not have a long history, if they are aged will we pay attention to them? Can they be lifelong objects?
From her professional background as an interior designer, Marisa found that her customers sometimes threw away furnishing fabric as soon as the first thread broke. This is also the reason why she aims to design furnishing textile products, which are able to survive for a long period even if their surface is damaged.
This furnishing textile collection is made according to my keywords: trace, worn away, over time and aging, with the intention to make ‘tactile-textile’ with the beauty of revealing surfaces. The pattern in this collection is inspired by the beautiful and romantic English countryside.
MA Textile Design 2010-2011
Chelsea College of Art and Design