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Prize

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Textile Design Award by SWISS TEXTILES & ZUMSTEG FOUNDATION

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'Secret Garden', textile printed with a soft flowery design in digital printing
Jakob Schlaepfer, St. Gallen


www.jakob-schlaepfer.ch

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'Secret Garden'

'Secret Garden'

Essay

This cloth is really like a breath of nothing – a featherweight that registers just 10 grams per running metre. This is an ultrafine polyester weave, coated with a choice of aluminium, copper or bronze, and printed on one side with a soft flowery design in digital printing. In an almost magical way, the textile rings the changes on transparency, luxurious shimmering qualities and an ephemeral glory of flowers.

Comment by the nominators:
The fascination of this textile is not just due to its lightness – even more, it has to do with the volatility of its visual appearance. Its enigmatic interplay of appearing and disappearing floral patterns gives rise to a cheerful mood of elation.