BTMM1514 [Turkish Red]

4th March 2013

Invited to explore the archives of the Textiel Museum Tilburg, Studio FormaFantasma were inspired by the so called Driessen Collection donated by the Driessen family.

The collection is a series of books made up of collections of textile experiments from around the world exploring colour and recipes with a particular focus on the colour red.

Focusing particularly on Felix Driessen's work Studio FormaFantasma have reignited Felix's fascination with 'Turkish Red' or 'Madder' - a natural red pigment that has a particularly vibrant tone.

Taking visual references and inspiration from the Driessen family as well as the history of Turkish Red, they designed a series of 17 silk textiles that are dyed using the madder root.

Using texture and pattern as well as colour to explore their design narratives they also worked with a German colourist.

The project is titled BTMM1514 referencing the way the books in the museum are catalogued and the 17 textiles are designed as pages of a book including a front and back cover.

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