Vernissage of the exhibition by Justyna Stosik and Anna Kowalczyk from Studio Tkaniny in Poznań took place in the SPOT gallery on 9 September 2011.
Relief-like screen stretched on steel frames, lamps hanging in the air like bright cumulus clouds, pillows created from ribbons of fabric bound together with a zip fastener, spatial screens with geometric patterns – these are some of the pieces presented at the "Pragmaspace - Fabric architecture” exhibition.
"We touch fabrics every day. Metres of delicate and rough, thick and thin, patterned and plain materials. The traditional perception of fabrics limits them to two-dimensional objects and yet they have an additional, third dimension" – said Justyna Stosik and Anna Kowalczyk from Studio Tkaniny.
Exhibition guests, familiar with decorative and functional qualities of fabrics, may be surprised by their application in a completely new context. "We are trying to question the way people think about fabrics. What we want to demonstrate is that they have an enormous potential and can be used in unconventional ways. The objects we created show that fabrics can make interiors vibrant and interesting" – said the artists.
During the exhibition, you will see that with a pinch of good design fabrics gain a new life. The presented pieces blur the boundaries between utility items and sculpture. "Our fabrics undulate, wind like a ribbon, filter and geometrise interiors. They create rhythm and a sense of direction; they encompass, divide, accentuate and arrange space. We subdue a formless, infinite matter".
Justyna Stosik and Anna Kowalczyk are graduates of the Faculty of Interior Architecture and Industrial Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań. Before they teamed up, Anna designed furniture and interiors and Justyna – packaging materials. They created Studio Tkaniny because they are enamoured with the unlimited possibilities brought by decorative fabrics, their wide range of applications and the fact that they can amazingly metamorphose even the most mundane interiors. In their latest projects, the artists have attempted to convince the audience that fabrics are an excellent material for designers.