May 24 2017

Preparing for
New York

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Standing at the intersection between product, textile, and fashion design; as well as digital manufacturing, anthropological research and art, Digital Wax Print explores the relationship between digital fabrication and the manual technique of wax resist textile

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May 22 2017

Developing
the original machine

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Following the contemporary stream of participative design and shared knowledge, we focused on offering accessibility in the form of this innovation tool. Hacking an existing XY plotter, we substituted the drawing pen with a home-made electric Tjanting Tool, allowing us to draw any image we create in wax on cotton cloth. Adapting the machine to the process – taking a traditional technique focused on repetition and connecting it to the expected accuracy of digital data for fabrication – we, as designers, re-appropriated the technique and are now able to confront both of these scales. Read more

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May 22 2017

Presenting
in Taiwan

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Pieces were commissioned by the Taiwan Design Center for the International Craft Design Exhibition on Natural Dyes 2014. More info

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May 17 2017

14/0663

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Vlisco production number — 14/0663 Production date — 1936 Given names — Record/Plaque-plaque/Nsu Bura (water well, Ghana)/Target Consulaire Gbédjégan (Traditional King’s hat, Togo) This motif is derived from the tie-dye technique and is popular in Mali. This circle motif is copied exactly as it is used by Western fashion and textiles to express an African idiom. More info on this

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Apr 26 2017

The original machine

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Digital Wax Print is an innovation tool for experimenting, enriching the wax resist technique and introducing it into contemporary design practice. The Digital Wax Print plotter is a lightweight and disassemblable means of taking production out of the factory and into unexpected locations, thus creating new scenarios and

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