Made in collaboration with textile artist Siena Smith, the Warp Lounge creates optical stimulation with layers of transparency. Two layers of hand-woven fabric—comprised of a nylon warp and a plastic lanyard and monofilament weft—hold molded silicone pads to a bent acrylic frame. Its iridescence comes from the lanyard yarn, which hangs below the frame in an extended, undulating selvage. Projecting the color of the fabric to the edges of the acrylic sheet creates a constantly shifting visual distortion.
woven nylon, monofilament and lanyard, silicone, bent acrylic sheet – 2017