The initial Woven Series project was launched in November 2010; an experiment focused on hand weaving and wrapping techniques. The project was extensively covered by international publications and the Deviant clock was showcased at the Su Nero Nero exhibition in Italy in late 2011. Inspired by the overall reaction, the Woven Collection was born.
The collection is comprised of five limited edition works: the Traditionalist vase, the Optimist and Pessimist pendant lights, the Exhibitionist table and the Deviant clock. Each piece pays tribute to a traditional form with focus on scale and material weaving technique. There is a strong element of contradiction evident in combining an organically woven felt textile with high gloss and elegant components. Despite these conflicting qualities and spirited embellishments, a simplicity of form is retained.
Our approach is entirely experimental, personal and with little conscious thought of global design trends. Throughout the creative process, we often doesn’t realise what we’re experiencing. Influenced by feeling and vivid imaginings, work developed in the studio ‘just happens’. A hands-on exploration of a material or process of interest within our surroundings and limitations results in fascinating objects that evoke emotion and wonder.
+ Designer: timothyjohn | http://www.timothyjohn.net