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Lianne Polinder’s TechnoFabric Mimicry

Dutch designer Lianne Polinder  has created a textile based on the pixels of an LCD screen as part of her Design Academy Eindhoven graduation project.

Developed with weaving studio Gaudium BV, she designed to “explore the relationship between technology, ornament and function; The use of digital and electrical devices and systems has become part of the fabric of our lives. Yet most technology is distant and alien to us”.

Lianne designed a fabric based on the arrangement of pixels that form pictures on LCD (liquid-crystal display) screens, creating a pattern that recreates the RGB model.

On an LCD screen, the brightness of these coloured elements within each pixel is altered to form the picture interpreted by the eye.

Polinder’s other three textiles in the final project are woven to mimic the photovoltaic cells that cover solar panels.

“The fabric LCD Cloth is woven in a satin binding which makes it relatively supple and suitable for curtains and the like,” explained the designer. “The Solar Fabrics are double weaves in white and blues: sturdy, and more suitable for upholstery or bags.”

Technology shapes our world and we become increasingly inseparable from it, while most of us consider ourselves outsiders with no say in the matter. That does not seem right to me. If something is a major force in our lives, we should be able to ‘touch it’ rather than be at its mercy.” as she said to dezeen (pics from dezeen too).

Check also Slangmag, a project directed by the designer, where I took the last pic from, artwork by Sabine Redlich.

juliana de nicola. Senior Fashion and Art Editor
Juliana is an italian-austrian artist and designer. After academical art-studies and fashion Ba she started working as a free-lance in fashion business covering different roles to feed her curiosity, while her personal projects are growing out of her mouth and ears restless. She was born in Vienna in the past century, loves her savage dogs, lives now in Florence, and travels every time she can.


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