Gorgeous Light Tapestry


Another highlight at Design Miami this year is this gorgeous light tapestry by Denmark-born designer Astrid Krogh. Her works are a fusion of old and new – while they’re technologically advanced, they still connect with textiles’ long history. Krogh is pioneering a new genre of light-infused art showing how optic fiber strands can be weaved into iridescent tapestries. The fibers are connected to monitors that radiate colored light into the weaving at a slow, hypnotizing pace. The flow of color constantly changes.

The one shown here is called IKAT III. It’s made of optic fiber, paper yarn and light monitors. The tapestries allude to the ikat waving technique, which is characterized by detailed coloring and immense precision, making it possible to create smooth transitions between the patterns. Light becomes an amazing, imaginary dye.






You can see this piece and more at Design Miami from November 30 to December 4.

Astrid Krogh’s website





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Sexy French Farmers Pose for Shirtless 2017 Calendar

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