Surface and pattern: works by textile art students

Exhibition of textile art student works from 1980-1990s at Harald Herlin Learning Centre, VRC, 19.8.-27.9.2019

Anita Larna-Helkiö: vaalea pinta. Aalto University Archives. All rights reserved.

The design of the printed or woven textile was a key focus for the students or textile art in 1980-1990s. The exhibition displays exercises for patterns, colour schemes and tactile surfaces for indoor textiles such as wallpapers, curtains and carpets. The exercises were to a great extent hand-painted or crafted from carefully chosen materials.

Kirsi Niinimäki: Yö, pintatehtävä, 1986. Aalto University Archives. All rights reserved.

The nature of the works is sometimes closer to artistic expression creating a close connection between visual art and industrial textile design.

Textile art students in class. Aalto University Archives. CC-BY.

Anna-Maija Aalto: [untitled]. Aalto University Archives. All rights reserved.

CAD-software and the computer soon became an aid in the design of patterns and colourings. The first diploma works on computer aided design in textile art were made in mid 1980s.

Student working on knitwear pattern. Aalto University Archives. CC-BY.

The student works and images are part of the collections of Aalto University Archives.


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