Toward Design Magazine

Toward Design Magazine featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

The Withering Flower

The Withering Flower is a celebration of the power of the flower image. The flower is a popular subject written as personification in Chinese literature. In contrast to the blooming flower’s popularity, images of the decaying flower are often associated with jinx and taboos. The collection looks at what shapes a community’s perception on what is sublime and abject. Designed in 100cm to 200cm length of tulle dresses, silkscreen printing on translucent mesh fabrics, the textile technique allows the prints to stay opaque and stretchy on mesh, creating an appearance of prints afloat in the air.

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Formosa Sapphire

Swinhoe's Pheasant is a kind of endemic species in Taiwan. Since Swinhoe's Pheasant is difficult to find, the designer observed the appearance of the animal through photographs and from the book Wild Bird of Taiwan, then drew the beautiful appearance of the animal delicately. Therefore, the designer hopes this product can be a Taiwan souvenir to foreign friends.

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Flower Power

The explorations of shapes and colors where the contrast and harmony play an eye-catching rule by itself. The mix of organic natural forms accompanied by bright and sharp colors which gave the refreshment and pleasant look to the piece. The delicate line art which is juxtaposed on colored surfaces that creates the floral compositions, which flows with total freedom between each other and where each part has its space to breathe, grow and going forward.

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Oriedental

This product is a part of works of Studio of Textile Design in Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. The concept for this scarf is the combination of designer's back ground, Asian culture and Czech one. Digital Print on square silk scarf. The designer got that concept by her surroundings: she is originally from Japan but currently studying textile design in Prague, so this situation made her to get the idea, and she decided to design a scarf that describes herself.

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Bio-inspired fabric

Uniqueness :The textile can coil and uncoil upon human touch, can absorb carbon form from atmosphere based on the features of leaves and artificial photosynthesis and chances of providing water at locations where oxygen is less but exposure to sunlight is possible. Inspiration: memosa-pudica plant (bio-inspiration). Challenge: To deduce features of memosa pudica, artificial photosynthesis and incorporate into textile fabrication. Production : Two methods; First by compression rolling and second by edgebinding. Team Members: Pradeep Yammiyavar & Rajatesh Nath Barbhuiya.

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DVELAS

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.

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