DVELAS recovers used sails to transform them into contemporary designs, emerging as a creative reaction to harness the vast amount of material disposed from sailing ships, taking their aesthetics, materials, techniques and forms as a new way and inspiration for design. DVELAS produces in Limited and Unique Editions: These series originating from a specific sail, are identified with a tag with data about the source of the sail as the homeport, the sailboat, the type of sail and the original sailmaker.
The Conductive loom brings a great innovation for the textile area, uniting art, technological innovation and sustainability. It is made with conductive wires, silk and cotton. Its main element is the wire wich is produced from an environmental liability, arising from the process of making biodiesel. Its main feature is to be conductor of energy thereby it is possible to discharge the static energy of the users, eliminating several problems caused by the accumulation of this energy: stress, insomnia, muscles pains, shocks and damage to electronics components.
Lasso as a definition is a long rope with a running noose at one end. Instead of being inspired in; this textile is a result of. It has both special touch and aesthetic besides some special frayed channels so the light can pass through very softly. It is half industrial - half crafted, woven in electronic looms and cut by hand. This project is very attractive and addictive as a candy and has been one of the top challenges and discovery on my career as a textile designer. This project is about serendipia, stumbling upon, chance discovery, fortuity and accident.
Industrial universal jacquard textile thought as a translator for blind people. This fabric can be read by people with good sight and it is intended for them to help the blind people who are starting to lose sight or having vision problems; in order to learn the braille system with a friendly and common material: fabric. It contains the alphabet, numbers and punctuation marks. No colors are added. It is a product on grey scale as a principle of no light perception. It is a project with social meaning and goes beyond commercial textiles.
About his designing style. He said that the moment when you get something is very important to produce something. Many of his works uses natural raw materials - cotton, silk, and wool etc. He often got inspired by a lot of simple images of nature such as bark Trees, layered leaves or seashells on the beach. Then he wants to get closer to the same images in touch and texture reproduced into his works using natural raw materials as much as he can. Also he is keen on using natural materials which should go back to part of the ground eventually.
The Boundary is a rug inspired by maps. Rugs are often boring in appearance and functions as only accessories. However, the Boundary of shape is strange, abstract and absolutely asymmetry. The hand drawn topographic patterns are highly symbolic, informative and aesthetic. These patterns are not simply chosen for its beauty or due to personal preferences. Designer intended to represent the certain region where territory disputes occur and aimed to remind people social issues in an elegant way. Design is easily customizable, other regional topographical images can be produced for next series.