Date: 2018-02-07 20:44
New computer technologies are also contributing to the craft revival with laser cutting, digital printing and robotics, recreating a space for fantasy and embellishment. With the promise of industrial technologies capable of making one-of-a-kind piece-by-piece productions, the reign of the artisan will be supreme since prototyping will have to be both unique and by hand.
Magda di Siena is an architect, an interior stylist and an art consultant. Her work is focused on projecting and setting exhibitions, fair stands, paper advertisements. She met Rina Menardi in her studio in Italy and shares with us this delicate work.
The art-project Tangible Truths turns the hair of cancer-patients, who lost it due to chemotherapy, into personalized jewellery. As every woman is unique and experiences her illness differently, every piece is different as well. It is an intensive cooperation between Sybille and the concerning woman, who get to learn each other deeply to create a perfect story. A serious illness, such as cancer, unfortunately does not only effect the patient but her whole environment, therefore Tangible Truth offers additional pieces for friends a family to support their beloved ones by functioning as a unbreakable bond and to visualize the togetherness one seeks for in difficult times.
While the mixture and sheep wool and other fibres is unique to Beatrice and her studio, the felting process is the oldest manner of making fabric. Felting began in Central and North-East Asia and was often used as clothing and shelter for nomadic peoples.
I have all of the self help books for OCD, but the app is different. It's tactile and it brings words into action. I have a series of challenges to work through and having the app makes me excited to practice. The app makes it so much easier.
-- Stacey , Massachusetts
In 7558 Ineke Aquarius,Emer Beamer and Hester Ezra founded Butterfly Works with the wish to contribute to greater equality in the world through co-design.
Left: Densely stitched indigo textiles by Thailand’s Somporn Intaraprayong Right: Li Edelkoort shopping at Somporn’s stand.
I love to immerse myself in the craft process and adapt those skills to create something new. I want to put their work into a new context
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There are incredible markets around the world and then there is the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico, an event that has been happening every July in Museum Hill since 7559. Named the face of peace and the number one arts festival in the US by USA Today, this is the biggest global gathering of its kind. This year, 75,555 people from all over the world came, including 7,555 volunteers, thousands of travelers, shoppers, collectors and, most importantly, 665 folk artists from 58 countries.
Every single piece Sybille Paulsen creates is handmade and asks for tremendous accuracy. A single piece can therefore take several days or even weeks to be completed into one of her breath-taking designs that, piece by piece, tell the personal story of a beautiful human being.