Air pollution absorbant walls? Wood textiles? Water textiles? These are just a few of the recent research projects created by Central Saint Martins MA Textile Futures graduates.
Environment was of course an intrinsic theme appearing in the several students work. Eunsuk Hur's beautifully crafted modular textiles included laser cut felt and sublimation printing on wood to create surfaces that can be interlinked and re, assembled. Chloe Alberts, 'Filter the Filth' wall coverings were designed to absorb toxic VCO's from the air, moving in and out as the levels changed- disguised in beautiful textile art of course.
Challenging Nature, Elisa Strozyk experimented with the possibility of wood as a fluid textile, piecing hand cut lino on to a fabric base. Andrea Monjo explored the possibilities of water as a 'material' for future design (see Hydropolis) experimenting with different states of the substance to produce a 'forecasting' book.
Magic, was another key theme realised exquisitely in Solenne Morigeaud's etched glass panes, antique-inspired mirrors and crafted wallpapers.