Fringes & Floats is a collection of innovative, woven wall coverings for multiple-scale interior applications, and will be officially launched during the DDW 2021.
The rich range of surfaces is the outcome of a research project which explores the possibilities of 3D weaving technology. Collaborating with EE Exclusives, a Dutch heritage company founded in 1900 and one of the first Dutch companies to receive the STEP-by-OEKOTEX certificate, the project highlights sustainability as a key socio-economic factor which moves gracefully from green energy to production chains in highly-detailed weaving.
A+N have been experimenting on jacquard machines to stretch the technical possibilities of each product. By applying special techniques, three dimensional surfaces are created that engage and trigger the senses, bringing a much-needed softness into the lives of our daily spaces. For A+N, this process is the ideal combination of craftsmanship and leading-edge technologies, and all the while using yarns that are made from recycled post-consumer PET (New Life yarns).
A+N say it best, 'The beautiful thing is that you can discover every individual yarn the more you zoom in. The patterns that we have designed really reveal and pay tribute to the (high-tech) production process.'
The convergence of A+N and EE Exclusives is one that embraces a circular future, minimising environmental impact while considering all that is contemporary in the process.
For a deeper dive into the project, A+N developed an online exhibition of the collection with the widely-acclaimed photo studio Scheltens & Abbenes to bring the physical to the digital realm.
Collaboration with EE Exclusives
Special thanks to Metropool Regio Eindhoven and Creative Industries Fund NL.
a high detailed
weaving technique, becoming 3D by playing with floating yarns
Directed by Scheltens & Abbenes
DOP Joris Peskens
1st AC Martijn Martens
Production assistant Dennis Verbruggen
Edit and color grading Joris Peskens
Sound design: Diederik Idenburg / MOST
Photography by Lucas van der Wee