3D Printed Textiles Based on Religious Shapes and Patterns
(Papermag) In MER KA BA, a new exhibit at The Jewish Museum in New York, threeASFOUR designers Gabriel Asfour, Adi Gil and Angela Donhauser explore iconographic shapes and tile patterns found in each of the three major monotheistic religions. Christianity, Islam and Judaism “share an undying belief that the universe was built according to a specific mathematical plan,” threeASFOUR says. Along those lines, the designers have created 3D printed textiles, video projections and architectural installations, all of which put a modern, technological spin on the creation of these ancient geometric patterns. “We don’t want to give up our past but we want everything to have a contemporary bent to it,” said Claudia Gould, the museum’s director. threeASFOUR and MER KA BA “is a perfect metaphor for that.” The exhibit, which opens September 15, follows the label’s Spring/Summer ’14 fashion show.