Rennes and Chainettes, two curtains design for Kvadrat, are the first realizations out of Seventeen screens the exhibition we opened in Tel Aviv and Rennes in the past years.
Those two collections are based on embroidery techniques. But while they share the same pattern, they are different.
Rennes features wide, diagonal and vertical, densely stitched stripes which intersect, creating bold colorful forms.
Chainettes is more subtle, it's made of thin lines embroidered with braids.
e curtains are designed to play with light and shadow. Rennes gets intensely colorful when lighten, where Chainettes is more transparent. The thin indication of colors inside the lines softly react to the light.
Embroidery, even mechanical, has a very subtle way of enhancing the curtains and what happens when you see through. The yarns somehow model the surface while informing very smartly the colors. It still conveys a certain memory of old handcrafted embroideries, but our approach to patterns and the context of Kvadrat brought us to this very engineered and precise technique.
" Embroidery has always been something important to us. The area where we come from, Brittany, has a long tradition about it. We saw in various occasions traditional clothes with gold yarns and colorful patterns. We have always had an interest for it - and for this collection, the delicacy, the lightness of this technique was the proper translation of our drawings. "