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Standing Textiles by Fransje Gimbrere

Standing Textiles

Photo by Ronald Smits

These fragile looking textile skeletons are actually strong and sturdy structures, applicable in interior design and architecture. Stretching the boundaries of 3D weaving, Fransje Gimbrere created this experimental series of textile sculptures that give direction to the interior without diminishing the sense of space. They are built up, thread by thread, on custom-made weaving looms. The rope – coated with resin to retain its shape – can be replaced by any kind of wire; the structures can take on any size or shape. The constant change of pattern, depending on the angle, provides a fascinating see-through view. ‘Standing Textiles’ magically play with perception in public and private spaces.

Fransje Gimbrere