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Teresa Georgallis & Universal Assembly Unit

bondstreetwindowsThis collaborative project brings together a woven textile designer, Theresa Georgallis with a digital media studio, Universal Assembly Unit to explore a new visual language between textiles and 3D interactive environments.

Collaborating for the first time for this installation, the designers worked together to create a digital fabric that responds to sound inputs.

These sounds were collected from New Bond street – both above and below the surface and they are high and low frequency sounds that humans cannot hear. They are more like vibrations.
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Stephanie Rolph: The Peter Collingwood Trust Fund Winner 2014



“It is our perception of space that alters the space.
It is consciousness that finds meaning in all spaces.”

This Bryan Lawson quote inspired Stephanie Rolph’s research project: (im)Permanence. The project was part of her final year BA (Hons) Textile Design course at CSM, which was an investigation into the potential for creating rigid, self-supporting woven materials. The materials she  developed were designed to form a modular furniture system.

Her studio practice focuses on the role of textiles within spaces, both architecturally and as products and objects, looking not just at the appearance of textiles but at the form and physical properties. She aims to challenge preconceived ideas on what woven fabrics can be and how they can be used, believing that unusual applications of fabrics can help to redefine the textiles themselves.

Interior textiles are often generally drapes, rugs and upholstery fabrics. There is general feeling that fabrics within space are decorative: a cushion on a wooden chair or the drapes to accent a room. Often then, the textile is an after thought; some consider them less important because of this. Her project set out to see if she could disturb this relationship, creating woven structures that existed both as ornament and have function within a space.
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