Central Saint Martins: MA Textile Futures Graduate Show 2011 Review

Exceptional ideas from Textile Futures graduates Jenny Lee, Andreea Mandrescu and Hao-Ni Tsai. With a little craft inspired Industrial Design from the Knitting Craftsman Jan Rose.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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I had the most fun with augmented reality on Jenny Lee‘s stand at the Textile Futures show at Central Saint Martins.

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Her design philosophy is to ‘awaken the imagination, conjure memories and invoke our emotions. Design is a tool to inspire, influence change, and to create a better future.’ Wowser…

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I was also attracted to Andreea Mandrescu‘s use of traditional marquetry techniques within flexible materials: challenging perceptions of craft disciplines.

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Hao-Ni Tsai used Taiwanese fibres in hybrid combinations with natural fibres from the West, giving a contemporary aesthetic to ancient craft.

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Over in Industrial Design I liked the work of Jan Rose, who calls himself the Knitting Craftsman so it seems apt that I include him in this blog. Jan Rose knits furniture – this knitted pouf was made from stainless steel thread.

Why not check in with my review of the BA Jewellery graduate show too?

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One Response to “Central Saint Martins: MA Textile Futures Graduate Show 2011 Review”

  1. jotta.com says:

    We interviewed Jenny Lee about her augmented reality project in her textile futures degree, Immateriality: The Future Human:

    http://www.jotta.com/jotta/published/home/article/v2-published/1741/jenny-lee-immateriality-the-future-human

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