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Tina Grässli

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Textile Design, Market

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'reversibles Strickdesign von xess + baba'


www.xessbaba.ch

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xess+baba materials

xess+baba materials

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Knitting is a very ancient textile technology. Even modern knitted articles that are created with industrial machines are still based on the principle of the stitch. These machines, however, can create such fine stitches that the uninitiated will not even realise that the material has been produced by knitting. The 'xess+baba' materials have been knitted in double face Jacquard, and so can be worn either way around. The limitation to a vertical linear design associated with this mode of production has been understood by Tina Grässli as a challenge to her design skills. With the multicolour patterned designs of 'xess+baba', she has presented a modern and thoroughly contemporary interpretation of knitted materials.

Comment by the nominators:
'xess+baba' has been in existence for more than ten years. With her minimalist idiom, textile designer Tina Grässli has made a significant contribution to the underground fashion scene.