When first seeing this image, my reaction was “I wonder what kind of fabric this is”. After all, what other type of material would have such a soft looking quality. It looked like fur and all I wanted to do was touch it. But, this isn’t fabric. This temporary 200sqm installation, designed by students at Germany’s Akademie of Bildenden Kunste Munchen, is made with the use of 1.3 million zip ties!
Although the material is different than a typical fabric, there are similarities in the makeup. The students were versed in mesh-making and patterning. In order to achieve the end result, the zip ties were hand knotted and woven together, similar to the weave of a fabric. This unique architecture filled the space using itself as the rigid structure and tactile hand to create this organic experience.
Allison has had a lifelong interest in multiple facets of design. Growing up between a sewing machine and a sketch pad, she went on to fine-tune her skills through studies in fine arts and fashion design. Upon entering the design/build industry, she continuously researches trends in various markets, including retail, hospitality, exhibitory/events, interiors and architecture in order to provide valuable educational and inspirational resources to clients.