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MUO-E1035 Textiles for Interiors and Architecture (5 credits)
Teacher in charge: Adjunct professor Maarit Salolainen
Teacher: Interior architect, MA Sini Parkkinen
Status of the course: Department of Design, Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design MA, Product and Spatial Design MA, Interior Design BA 3rd year, Fashion BA 3rd year, Design BA 3rd year
Level of the course: MA / BA
Teaching period: 14.3. – 9.5.2018, Lectures and visits are on Wednesdays.
Contact teaching: Lectures, tutoring and guided visits to companies 55 h
Assignments and individual work 82 h
Student is familiar with the field of interior textiles, technical requirements of the fabrics and basic terminology. Student is familiar with use of textiles in architecture. Student is familiar with the textile design processes for interior textiles, their functional aspects as well as the use of different materials, textile techniques and finishings in upholstery, curtain and carpet qualities. Student knows how to search for further information on interior textiles and their properties and understands the basics of selecting textiles to high performance public spaces (contract textiles) and architecture.
The course includes lectures, tutoring, visits to companies as well as hands-on assignments. The lectures discuss the properties and requirements of various interior textiles such as upholstery fabrics, curtain fabrics and carpets both in the context of residential and contract use. The assigments aim to use student’s previous knowledge of textiles, product- or interior design to design or select interior fabrics suitable for a specific interior and use. The course includes one research-based assignment.
Assesment, Methods and Criteria:
Learning methods: lectures, assignments, reflective discussions, visitors and visits. Criteria: general understanding of the subject, learning process, ability to understand the possibilities and restrictions when selecting textiles for interiors.
Willbanks et al, Textiles for Residential and Commercial Interiors, Bloomsbury publishing
Sinclair R,. Textiles and Fashion: Materials, Design and Technology
Thompson R, Manufacturing Processes for Textile and Fashion Design Professionals 1st Edition
Watkins, S. Functional clothing Design: from sportswear to spacesuits. Bloomsbury publishing
Victoria Fislage, 2012, Textiles in Transit (MA Thesis)
Tiina Teräs, 2013, Fabricated Tectonics: Two Shared Concepts in Architecture and Textile (MA Thesis)
Nanako Tani, 2015, Enhancing the Spatial Experience, Interweaving Textile, Human and Architecture (MA Thesis)
Aoi Yoshizawa 2014, Restrictions as Inspiration (MA Thesis)
Nina Vilppunen 2015, What a Glorious Day – Searching for the luxurious linen look in contract residential interiors (MA Thesis)
Petra Haikonen 2016, Woven Sounds: Design Exploration and Experimentation of Acoustic Curtain Fabrics (MA Thesis)
There are no prerequisits, but the following courses are recommended for compliment the understanding of this field: Woven Fabrics – Material and Structure, Tekstiili- ja vaatetusmateriaalien
Language of Instruction:
English, Finnish speaking BA-students may hand in the assignments in Finnish
BA-Design and BA- Fashion students, who have the prerequisites to the BA-course Woven fabrics Design (Kudottujen kankaiden suunnittelu) can work on an assignment which combines content both courses. Information for students who are taking the course Jacquard and Woven Fabrics Workshop in 2017: the schedules can be adjusted so that taking this course in the same semester is possible.