Three-dimensional space constructs with textile surface design


Inspired by knitted or woven fabrics used for spacing, an analysis of corrugated board and packaging materials served as the basis for the development of two groups of unique shapes – four undulating and four angular structures. The varying curves and folds of the individual layers result in three-dimensional formations. In addition, the layers have been embroidered. It is not until all pieces are combined that the final pattern becomes visible. The pattern’s depth varies because of the different amounts of space between the layers. The colors of the embroidery yarns were selected to support the lightness of the fabric and the lightweight, floating and fresh appearance of the three-dimensional textile objects.

A mesh of Perlon wire that can be bent into waves, and a polyester mesh that not only does not break but keeps its shape even when ironed, as well as two flexible lightweight fabrics with different structures are the reasons for the diversity of the objects – only coming to light with the right combination of materials and construction techniques.

Caroline Seelinger

Bachelor thesis 2012

Hof University of Applied Sciences in
Textile Design

Prof. Martina Ziegenthaler
Christine Scholl