Shade / Dare to Rug
Submitted By Ana Popescu
Shade is a series of 4 rug designs made in cooperation with Dare to Rug. Dare to Rug is a furniture design company based in Romania.
The rugs were presented at the Fuorisalone 2019 as well as at the Romanian Design Week 2019 where it won the prize for the best design. It also won the second prize for the best design from Elle Deco Romania.
This project explores the connection between light and space. The works stemmed from the interest in how light and shade can transform different scenes into something new.
The relation between light and object - that is not constant - is fascinating for me. I try to visually recreate depth using colours, light and shade, and plays with the contrast they make in relation to each other. To better translate the shades in the rug designs, the models are crafted with bamboo silk insertions that create depth and movement.
The challenge was to project my work, that is usually smaller and on paper, into a bigger size and a completely new medium!
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