Soft Nature is an exploration through textiles, creating a new collaboration, or marriage of fabric and objects. It is an exploration in architecturally applying form to soft material. It is a collection of three pillows that present a unique articulation through an investigation of digitally woven textiles and structural influences. The forms create an animation quality to soft forms.
A Stump, a Rock, and a Leaf Pile. Each “pillow” is created through the layering of structure, batting, foam, and fabric. The textile, which has been digitally woven with unique imagery, helps to capture the identity of these “soft” objects.
Each object is more than a pillow or cushion; it is a way to experience the softness and tactility of fabric, within the layers of structure.
Rock is meant to have the appearance of being endless. When one picks it up there is a whole new discovery of the object. Made from foam and batting, Rock has a sense of structure within the patterned pillow.
Stump is a functional seat that is pillowed; the inner structure is a lightweight easily covered material, such as foam. On the top, the fabric is stretched and quilted and the sides are cushioned with a bark like appearance adding to the charm or aesthetic of the Stump.
Leaf Pile is a truly sensational object, made to create wonder within an ever-changing form. Essentially, the Leaf Pile is broken down into fabric and pillows, creating a warm sensation of tactility.