GRID Tapestry is part of a series of jacquard woven and felted tapestries.
Marked by its bold and outspoken graphic design, this piece comes to life through its expressive use of colour and textures. After felting the jacquard woven fabric, the materials change. They start to wrinkle, shrink, move and distort, expressing their most tactile characteristics. This piece is also reversible, since each side expresses a different kind of tactility.
For Emma, collaboration with other master artisans is a central component of her design philosophy – both as a means to create a product of the highest quality, and as a way to preserve important local crafts and traditions. Her approach is deliberately slow and considered, applying digital tools to analogue processes without compromising on the characteristics of a handmade object. Using natural materials with subtle yet expressive properties, her woven works assume an organic and tactile feeling, brought into the present by bold graphic patterns.
This piece is made in Belgium.
Pictures by Lydie Nesvadba.