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Anaëlle Renault Textile design

Textile designer Anaëlle Renault is driven by experimentation, research and creative processes, which lead to new opportunities including exploration of forms and materials. With projects that allow her to develop a textile language and a repertoire of textured forms, one of Renault’s key interests is the interplay between art and design through the prism of textile materiality.
Building Shapes is a project that focuses on the meeting of two materials, concrete and wire, and employs the technique of lock stitching. It is about making these two materials resonate through various volumes, and has allowed Renault to experiment and explore the different characteristics of both materials. A series of sculptural pieces were designed, where colours and materials interact together to create a language of textured forms, in order to better reveal the potential of each material and create a new context for them. These objects are the inspiration for a collection of tiles where concrete and textile combine to enhance the thermal and acoustic properties of each other. These tiles were developed in collaboration with the Brussels-based Centre for Collective Research (CRIC-OCCN), whose expertise is in the fields of cement, concrete, and their constituents.
Renault is the co-founder of MACOCOï, a group made up of seven textile designers that experiment with materials and processes that relate to both the art and design worlds.

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Anaëlle Renault

Anaëlle Renault