Jacquard Weaving - 100% Linen
Made in Belgium - 2017
Photo Copyright: Studio Apart
Tableskin is the result of a collaboration between luxury linen manufacturer Verilin and Lore Langendries. From Lore's doctoral research and the artistic work resulting therefrom, the idea came to transfer this natural material and its properties to a new natural carrier.
The tablecloth, Tableskin, plays with the attractive and repulsive of 'hair' at the table. The irregularity and the tactile appeal of the material were literally protrayed. A digital image of a roedeer hide was transformed into a natural linen fabric thanks to the combination of Verilin's tradition, craftsmanship and innovation. The matching napkins derived from a close-up of a cowlick hair growth from the same roedeer hide. Where you can doubt with the tablecloth, there is no doubt with the napkins. You are wiping your mouth with hair.
Tableskin received the Design - Led Crafts Award of The Henry Van de Velde Awards 2017 of Flanders DC for Design.
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