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Woven Image Dino Stripe

Artist Liesl Hazelton lends her talents to the launch of Woven Image’s new Dino Stripe range.



BY jesse

March 3rd, 2011


Woven Image’s Dino Stripe is a multi-functional indoor/outdoor fabric, now released with 6 additional colourways.

Dino Stripe is known for its high performance, ease of care, excellent UV stability and colourfastness to bleach, as well as being water-repellent and possessing resistance to microbes, mildew and stains.

For the launch of the Dino Stripe range in collaboration with Dinosaur Designs, Woven Image invited Liesl Hazelton to create something exciting and new.

Hazelton created a Dino Stripe-inspired installation in a disused factory in Mittagong, New South Wales, that looks at the sustainable urban built environment by using the tropical forest floor regeneration cycle as a metaphor.

 

“Bright colours against neutral tones contrast and define parallels between the natural and urban environments,” Hazelton explains.

The durability, strength, texture, resistance and colour range offered by Dino Stripe inspired Hazelton to layer and mould the fabric in a simulation of Fungi Sporali.

“I wanted to promote the textile as a beautiful and durable product. The Woven Image history of ethical practices and products paralleled the activities executed by forest fungi, supporting the environment via abilities to ‘regenerate’ and ‘recycle’ life.”

Hazelton was awarded the 2009 Design NSW: Travelling Scholarship, exhibited a solo show at the Powerhouse Museum as part of Sydney Design 2010, and in 2011 will be an ambassador for TAFE NSW.

Hazelton is best known for her work with objects sourced from e-waste and computer graveyards.

“I believe our man-made environment needs to behave the same way as the forest floor, decomposing the old to sustain new life,” says Hazelton of her latest work.

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