23 Dec 2011 • London
Best Students of 2011 (#2)
Indian textile designer Priyal Garg is a graduate of Central Saint Martins, UK.
In her Woven Dimension 3 project, Garg has created 3D forms woven by a hand dobby loom. While patterns are woven flat, the material takes on a structural form after removal from the loom.
‘My idea was to create forms that do not need manual or external treatment and are based solely on the craft of weaving,’ Garg says. ‘Commonly, 3D textiles are produced using fabric-manipulation techniques that rely on metal yarns, stitching or pleating. The aim was a process and form that make a relevant contribution to the practice of contemporary design.’
Garg says she believes the creations can be developed in the future to be used for furniture, chandeliers, panels and installations.