THE QUIET TEXTILE by Jessica Belanger



Jessica Belanger
Line of study
Project type
MA project
MDT Flexible Products


Can textiles affect perception of sound in a room?

Noise in open office environments, in restaurants or in day-care centres affects us tremendously, although we hardly realise it. Noise has inspired textile designer Jessica Belanger to work with textures on a traditional arm loom with the purpose of developing textiles that impact sound and space. Based on nature, she has developed a sensuous textile with a weaving technique that is based on the structure of the herb cress. The acoustic textile is based on two fundamental principles, absorption and diffusion of sound.

Støj i åbne kontorlandskaber, på restauranter eller i daginstitutioner påvirker os i en grad, vi knap er bevidste om. Det har inspireret tektildesigner Jessica Belanger til at arbejde med teksturer på en traditionel arm-væv for at udvikle tekstiler, som påvirker lyd og rum. Med afsæt i naturen har hun udviklet et sanseligt tekstil med en væveteknik, som baseres på strukturen i køkkenurten karse. Det akustiske tekstil hviler på to grundlæggende principper, absorption og diffusion af lyd.


Designer: Jessica Belanger

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