"Tegendraads": woven walls

Installation by Wies Preijde

by Valentina Ieva
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The installation by Wies Preijde consists of various hand-woven walls, which together, affects our perspectives in space. A combination of lines, colors, views and passageways gives the observer the idea of walking through a transparent home.

Different color combinations exist in the abstracted, patterned spaces, resulting in a flat image which gives the holographic impression of a three dimensional expansion. The screens render the existing space partitionable, articulating new spaces which provide an illusional as well as a physical subdivision of the room.

The varied vertical, horizontal, and diagonal lines coalesce into rooms, windows, and other imaginary environments and passages. The woven fiber-walls also are slightly transparent, thus  providing a translucent lens to the other side of the threaded divider. This will make the observer curious and invites him to start moving around in the installation and discover and experience the different color combinations and patterns which make up the space.

Wies Preijde graduated in 2012 at the Textile Design Department, of the Royal Academy of Arts (in the Hague). After 5 years of study she concluded that the process of designing new textile materials always involved the creation of new forms. 

She derives her inspiration from rhythmic patterns, textures, shapes encountered in everyday life or from architecture. She then links these to the techniques used to make the textiles. Everyday objects and the way they occupy space, such as floors and walls, are constructed using a different material thus creating the experience of new effects and functionalities.   


    • Valentina Ieva

      Valentina Ieva


      Bari / Italy

      Laureata in Ingegneria edile-architettura, giornalista per professione, web writer per diletto. Amante di architettura, design, fotografia e libri di carta. Dipendente dai social, Instagram e InstaStories su tutti. Affamata di vita, viaggi e storie da scoprire. Qualunque forma d'arte mi affascina da sempre e non posso pensare una vita senza: emozioni forti, immaginazione, buona musica, cucina pugliese, sole e gatti. Per dirla con le parole di Battiato, non potrei vivere senza: ‘un soffio al)