Textile Installations Curated by Yellowtrace

 

This little fellow has been brewing in my drafts for a while. You see, I am forever intrigued with the idea of using materials in unexpected and interesting ways, and my inspiration almost always flows when looking at installation art, or those things which are outside of my core area of practice – i.e. interior architecture.

Fabrics and textiles are often associated with upholstery, clothing, or linings, and very rarely do we think of textiles as an “architectural material”. Sure, we make shades and other types of stretched structures from them such as tents, etc. – but their use in interiors and architecture is fairly predictable. I also realise that most of the examples I’m sharing with you today aren’t of real buildings, but I find all of these incredibly evocative and I feel that each one could be used as a guiding principle, or possibly even be translated into a physical space. I also hope this post will stimulate your thinking and highlight the diversity of fabrics that could be employed in architecture and interiors.

So without further ado, I give you twenty two textile installations – big and small – that will knock your socks off.

 

Related Post: String & Thread Installations.

See More ‘Stories on Design’ Curated by Yellowtrace.

 

Big Air Package Textile Installation Art by Christo | Yellowtrace

Big Air Package by Christo | Yellowtrace

Big Air Package by Christo | Yellowtrace

Big Air Package by Christo | Yellowtrace

Big Air Package Installation by .


 

A Breath of Mobility by Yasuaki Onishi for Mercedes-Benz | Yellowtrace.

A Breath of Mobility by Yasuaki Onishi for Mercedes-Benz.


 

Curtain Call by Ron Arad at Roundhouse London | Yellowtrace

Curtain Call by Ron Arad at Roundhouse London | Yellowtrace

Curtain Call by Ron Arad at Roundhouse London | Yellowtrace

Curtain Call by Ron Arad at Roundhouse, London.


 

Poetic Cosmos of the Breath by Tomas Saraceno

Poetic Cosmos of the Breath by Tomas Saraceno | Yellowtrace

Poetic Cosmos of the Breath by Tomas Saraceno

Poetic Cosmos of the Breath by Tomas Saraceno.


 

Leviathan Installation by Anish Kapoor | Yellowtrace

Leviathan Installation by Anish Kapoor | Yellowtrace

Leviathan Installation by Anish Kapoor | Yellowtrace

Leviathan Installation by Anish Kapoor.


 

Wrapped Interior Installations by Penique Productions | Yellowtrace

Wrapped Interior Installations by Penique Productions | Yellowtrace

Wrapped Interior Installations by Penique Productions | Yellowtrace

Wrapped Interior Installations by Penique Productions.


 

Basic House by Martín Azúa | Yellowtrace

Basic House by Martín Azúa | Yellowtrace

Basic House by .


 

Yap Maxxi 2013 BAM | Yellowtrace

Yap Maxxi 2013 BAM! | Yellowtrace

As the winner of the Young Architects Program (YAP) in Rome, Turin-based studio Bam! Bottega di Architettura metropolitan transformed the concrete facade of the Zaha Hadid-designed MAXXI museum into a visual spectacular with the installation of a yellow, translucent and aerostatics prism. See the video of the installation .


 

Woven Textile Wall Installations by Wies Preijide | Yellowtrace

Woven Textile Wall Installations by Wies Preijide | Yellowtrace

Woven Textile Wall Installations by Wies Preijide | Yellowtrace

Woven Textile Wall Installations by .


 

Rudolf Stingel at the Palazzo Grassi Venice Biennale 2013 | Yellowtrace.

Rudolf Stingel at the Palazzo Grassi Venice Biennale 2013 | Yellowtrace.

Rudolf Stingel at the Palazzo Grassi Venice Biennale 2013.


 

Kvadrat Showroom in Copenhagen by Ronan + Erwan Bouroullec | Yellowtrace

Kvadrat Showroom in Copenhagen by Ronan + Erwan Bouroullec | Yellowtrace

Showroom in Copenhagen by .


 

Peter Gentenaar Installation | Yellowtrace

Peter Gentenaar Installation | Yellowtrace

Floating sculptures by .


 

Do Ho Suh, Blueprint | Yellowtrace

Do Ho Suh, Staircase | Yellowtrace

Do Ho Suh, Perfect Home II, Kitchen | Yellowtrace

Polyester Sculptures by Do Ho Suh.


 

SKINNED by KNOL Ontwerp | Yellowtrace

SKINNED by KNOL Ontwerp | Yellowtrace

SKINNED by KNOL Ontwerp.


 

Pont de Singe by Olivier Grossetete | Yellowtrace

Pont de Singe by Olivier Grossetete | Yellowtrace

Pont de Singe by .


 

The Exhange Hotel in Amsterdam | Yellowtrace

The Exchange Hotel in Amsterdam.


 

Shirt Installations by Kaarina Kaikkonen | Yellowtrace

Shirt Installations by Kaarina Kaikkonen | Yellowtrace

Shirt Installations by Kaarina Kaikkonen | Yellowtrace

Shirt Installations by .


 

Semi-transparent Textile Bricks by Akane Moriyama | Yellowtrace

Semi-transparent Textile Bricks by Akane Moriyama | Yellowtrace

Semi-transparent Textile Bricks by .


 

Installation by Manuel Ameztoy | Yellowtrace

Installation by Manuel Ameztoy | Yellowtrace

Laser-cut Textile Installations by .


 

Textile Field Installation for Kvadrat by The Bouroullec Brothers at V&A London | Yellowtrace

Textile Field Installation for Kvadrat by The Bouroullec Brothers at V&A London | Yellowtrace

Textile Field Installation for Kvadrat by The Bouroullec Brothers at V&A London | Yellowtrace

Textile Field Installation for Kvadrat by The Bouroullec Brothers at V&A London.


 

Raw Edges for Kvadrat | Yellowtrace

Raw Edges for Kvadrat | Yellowtrace

Raw Edges installation for Kvadrat.


 

Hairchitecture Installation by FAHR 021.3 GIJO | Yellowtrace

Hairchitecture Installation by FAHR 021.3 GIJO | Yellowtrace

Hairchitecture Installation by FAHR 021.3 GIJO | Yellowtrace

Hairchitecture Installation by & GIJO.


[Images courtesy of the artists. Photography credits as noted.]

 



About The Author

Dana Tomić Hughes
Founder & Editor

Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Design Strategy, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places & experiences.

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