The Fourth-Dimension by Orawee Choedamphai

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The Fourth-Dimension by Orawee Choedamphai

New Designers 2011: textile designer Orawee Choedamphai has created modular knitted screens that incorporate cable ties and Lego.

The Fourth-Dimension by Orawee Choedamphai

Called The Fourth-Dimension, the elements can be combined to make room dividers and wall hangings.

The Fourth-Dimension by Orawee Choedamphai

Choedamphai presented the work as part of One Year on at New Designers in London this weekend.

The Fourth-Dimension by Orawee Choedamphai

She first showed at New Designers last year and is now studying for an MA in Textiles and Fashion Product at Bucks New University in the UK.

The Fourth-Dimension by Orawee Choedamphai

New Designers took place 6-9 July.

The information below is from Orawee Choedamphai:


The Fourth-Dimension

The Fourth-Dimension is a series of 3D knitted ornaments, inspired by Lego, which can be linked together to form bigger structures.

Unconventional materials such as wire and cable ties are used alongside traditional craft skills that create a striking contrast, and add a sense of femininity into a masculine environment. The sculptures could be used as interior solutions to enhance, confine or divide spaces.

The Fourth-Dimension by Orawee Choedamphai

Orawee is a knitted textile designer who specialized in three-dimensional knitted structure for interior architecture and fashion accessories. Industrial Design was her 1st degree, which she studied in Bangkok, Thailand, before she came to the UK to studied Textiles and Surface Design BA (Hons) at Bucks New University. The Industrial Design background together with her textile skills enabled her to explore knitting in a different direction and thus opened up new boundaries.

The Fourth-Dimension by Orawee Choedamphai

Since a child, Lego has been her favourite toy and due to this ‘modularity’ has become one of the most important elements of her design. Orawee have a passion for making things. However, prior to her 2nd degree she was not accustomed to knitting, as it is not a part of her culture. Therefore, this made her unique to her fellow students. She became fascinated with industrial knitting, and enjoyed experimenting with a knitting machine.

The Fourth-Dimension by Orawee Choedamphai

Orawee is currently studying MA in Textiles and Fashion Product at Bucks New University, and have strong ties with the MA Furniture Design students, which have influenced her experiments with knitted sculptures in yet another direction; towards furniture.

  • CHUR

    TRIPPY

  • Jez

    Looks nice as pieces, but I'm wondering how it would look like as a partition/room divider thingy? can we have a photo or maybe it hasn't been done yet? (picture 2 doesn't show it really)

    • http://www.dailygrail.com Red Pill Junkie

      Agreed. The pictures doesn't give you a sense of scale.

    • http://www.orawee.com Orawee Choedamphai

      Please see more pictures in the website: http://www.orawee.com

  • http://architectoid.blogspot.com/ Architectoid

    Nice patterned repetition and eye for design.

  • Matthew

    I’ve seen these configured as a screen and it looks fantastic!!!

    The possibility of re-configuration is endless whilst the colours allow for a huge amount of personalisation…

    I think Jez and Red Pill Junkie need to use their imagination :)

  • http://jamproa.com Mack Davison

    Very Creative, nice design.