London-based textile brand Kirkby Design has partnered with British designer Tom Dixon to transform photographs of textured materials such as foil and hair into digitally printed fabrics.
The collaborative project resulted in a series of five graphic fabrics designed by Dixon and developed by Kirkby Design, which feature bold prints of foil, fibrous hair, two types of marble-like stone – one brown and one grey – and charred wood.
These specific textures were chosen for their relation to the materials and hues used by Dixon in many of his products, such as metallic, reflective surfaces and differently coloured marble.
The fabrics will be displayed in an installation taking place during this year’s London Design Festival as part of Dixon’s Hyper Real exhibition, which explores digital manipulation of materiality.
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