Woven Song

1st April 2014

The brilliant Studio Glithero are to show their latest project in Milan next week incorporating an organ music book re purposed into punch cards for a jacquard.

Commissioned by the Zuiderzee Museum in the Netherlands
they have taken influence from two different industries to bring them together with a new design narrative.

Taking the music code from the organ book, Glithero have translated it directly to a punch card for a traditional jacquard loom which then translates the design into the woven fabric.

When played in an organ the holes denote a note and on the jacquard hooks fall through the holes creating the pattern.

Working with weaver Wil van den Broek and master organ maker Leon van Leeuwen to produce the fabrics the chosen colours reference the craftsmen's workshops.

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