Today the sleekest item in glossy material on one hand is desirable, while there is a craving for skin-friendly soft materials. The dichotomy of desire stems from the disparity between the speed of creation and the rate of absorption. Technology is evolving at a fast rate, which has far exceeded the pace of evolution, and we’re not evolving as fast as our creation.
Tactile traits and history of familiarity of textiles are potent to support both ends of the dichotomy. However, the repetition of design applications of textiles only as covering or softening agents creates a realm of the preconception that the textile itself is incomplete and insufficient without hard components.
What is an incarnation of natural strength and ability of knitted textiles?
This project aims to focus on the essence of knitted textiles and subsequent three-dimensional forms derived from these qualities to attain self-reliance. The objective is to challenge preconceived notions of textiles and elevate their role from passive to active.
School of Design
Sne Tak is a textile designer with a focus on innovative knit and materials. Sne's work examines the potential of knitted textiles through inter-disciplinary applications using technical knowledge and creative color and material choices. With a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and professional experience in the fashion industry, she has proposed design catalysts for footwear, electronic devices, accessories, and future transportation project.
Shima Seiki Competition | 1st Prize (2020)
Bradford Textile Society Competition | 1st Prize: Clothworkers' company sector (2020)
Robin and Lucienne Day Award | Shortlist (2020)
Crystal Cabin Award | Shortlist (2020)
British Airways | Inspiring Creative Future Vision Award (2019)
Royal Ruyi Competition | Finalist (2019)
Discover the full content of the 'SOFT VESSEL' Project.
PHILOSOPHY & PROTOTYPES
EXPANDABILITY & FLEXIBILITY
STACKABILITY & WATER REPELLENCY
The knitted shoe collaboration with F.O.W uses the same knitting technique and structure of the soft vessel pieces.
The sample is planned for showcase in ‘Sneakers unbound: from studio to street’ exhibition at the Design Museum. (postponed)
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