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JAMES VAN VOSSEL & EEF OOST

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Belgian designers Eef Oost and James Van Vossel took the opportunity to create a new product together.

Bio

A few years ago Eef Oost took the step to design textiles as freelancer for weaving mills, editors and architects. The architectural environment is the inspiration for these tactile creations. The challenge lies in translating space and image into the more compact scale of a woven fabric. The hand-woven fabrics reflect the uniqueness of the moment, which is also a goal in industrial production.

James Van Vossel founded his brand JAMES˙˙˙˙ in 2006 and currently works as a versatile freelance designer for oa 37Graden, Drisag, Foxandfreeze, Modular Lighting Instruments, Theo Eeywear, Thonet. The unique, limited or industrially produced designs are all created by translating his sketchbook directly into his workplace whereby material intervention often takes the lead.

Each passionate about their knowledge and skills, these 2 Belgian designers took the opportunity to create a new product together. The interweaving of the various disciplines led to different insights. These intense process resulted into new inspiration and great connectivity with a strong final product.

 

Events

29∙09∙2020 > 10∙10∙2020
Digital Milan Design Week
MILAN DESIGN CITY

KANTLIJN

The tablecloths will be displayed together by 6 items: 4 corner pieces and 2 middle pieces, all with different sizes. By this way they are multi-functional on a large assortment of tables. At the table corners the side flaps will always variate in height. 4 different color: salt white, humus beige, pepper gris, nutmeg brown.

For us the outcome resulted in making a tablecloth, more specifically a "corner" tablecloth, that covers just a part of the table. The use of a modular fabric in combination with side flaps with different heights, creates a playful game. This play shows itself on the table surface, through the overlapping parts, as well on the sides. On the table surface, the "weaving" issue is represented in a full grid, while the individual direction of warp and weft can be felt on the table sides.

The centrepieces have a single direction and therefore the lines just follow one way. A highlighted thread has been added, "de kantlijn", always at the same height from the edge of the table. This accent underlines the subtle character of the weaving. Because of this the two different side flaps can 

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