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Challenging Textiles - A study of self-supporting and translucent upholstery in the field of contract textiles

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.advisor Paavilainen, Heidi
dc.contributor.author Brecheis, Carmen
dc.date.accessioned 2013-11-20T09:13:24Z
dc.date.available 2013-11-20T09:13:24Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/11415
dc.description.abstract In my thesis I am investigating the field of contract textiles from the perspective of a textile designer. My focus is on the specific area of self-supporting upholstery for seating furniture. The research is linked to a cooperation project with the doctoral student Bogdan Chernyakevich who researches at the Aalto University Furniture Design Department. In this project a fabric for an armchair will be developed. Driven by the search for a textile material which is translucent, self-supporting and suitable for the use within public spaces, different research approaches are undertaken to support the design process. First, a background of the requirements for upholstery fabrics is provided. Second, the different possibilities and solutions are illustrated by introducing existing concepts of self-supporting upholstery within the design and industrial fields. Third, fabric samples are used to investigate in practice the selection of materials and structures. The complex interplay of materials and structures in the design of contract textiles is presented in the description of the design process and leads to conclusions and suggestions. The outcome of my thesis provides, besides a collection of textile materials, further ideas and suggestions for the development of a self-supporting upholstery to the chair design of Bogdan Chernyakevich. en
dc.format.extent 102
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.haspart A collection of 8 woven fabric samples; size 25x25cm
dc.subject.other Textile art and Design en
dc.title Challenging Textiles - A study of self-supporting and translucent upholstery in the field of contract textiles en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.school Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Arts, Design and Architecture en
dc.contributor.department Department of Design en
dc.contributor.department Muotoilun laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword contract textiles en
dc.subject.keyword upholstery en
dc.subject.keyword translucent en
dc.subject.keyword furniture en
dc.subject.keyword weaving en
dc.subject.keyword self-supporting en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201311127834
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Maisterin opinnäyte fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Salolainen, Maarit
dc.programme Degree Programme in Textile Art and Design en
dc.programme Tekstiilitaiteen koulutusohjelma fi

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