MAARIT SALOLAINEN - Maija Fagerlund & Anna-Mari Leppisaari
Exploring Materials and Structures
Interwoven – Exploring Materials and Structures is a joyous
exploration into woven textile design. It dissects woven structures
along with the fibres and yarns used to make them, giving exceptional
insight into the world of fabrics.
Interwoven outlines how
the manifold history of textiles has been intertwined with human
innovation from prehistoric twining to the invention of the binary code,
through to today's new material discoveries and urgent quest for
sustainability. By investigating the past and present of textiles, and
narrating their cross-cultural roles, meanings and influences, Interwoven illustrates how textiles have been used to tell human stories throughout the ages.
book introduces a new pedagogical method for woven textile design
studies, inviting the reader to take a seat at the looms to weave their
own stories. Detailed instructions for creating textiles, ranging from
fibres and yarns to basic weaves, multi-layered constructions and
digital jacquard design, are interspersed by emotionally rich, tactile
textile stories by Aalto ARTS design students. The way this book
interweaves technical knowledge, artistic expression and storytelling
makes it a unique guide on the path to mastering textile design.
book weaves the warp of wisdom and the weft of wonder into a fabric of
fascinating complexity. Displaying a burst of creativity coupled with a
sense of functionality it shows a deep respect for our pummeled planet.From pre-historic constructions to futuristic applications, this book demonstrates the intelligence of weaving" -Lidewij Edelkoort-
Salolainen is an experienced textile design professional with a passion
for bringing textile knowledge to multidisciplinary platforms.
Salolainen is Head of the Master's Programme in Fashion, Clothing and
Textile Design at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and
Architecture. As Adjunct Professor in Textile Design at Aalto
University, she has developed higher education studies in the field of
textile and surface design, focusing on renewing studio pedagogy and
linking textile studies to fashion education as well as other design
disciplines. She has developed experimental pedagogy in
multidisciplinary courses exposing engineering students to design
processes. Alongside her academic work, Salolainen works in the
international textile industry. As a Creative Director for the Turkish
textile mill Vanelli, she leads a team of designers and engineers in
developing new concepts, products and collections for international
interior textile editors and brands.