Du Peigné au Sauvage

 

The project conducted with the V&A museum archives considered digital technologies. The piece uses the ancient skill of embroidery as a starting point mapping the evolution of the craft through history and technology.

 

« DU PEIGNÉ AU SAUVAGE » evokes a USB key and is an interpretation of the architecture of the garden of Sceaux from the works of André LeNôtre.

IN FRENCH, THE INTRICATE DESIGNS OF THE GARDEN PARTERRES ARE CALLED «BRODERIES» (EMBROIDERIES), AND THIS PARTICULARITY IS EXPLORED THROUGH THE USE OF HAND EMBROIDERY TECHNIQUES INCLUDING GOLDWORK.

 

To illustrate the actual context of digital technologies offering infinite access to datas, the different embroidery techniques have been learned exclusively through internet.

The final object testifies of the precious and rare aspect of craftmanship and points out the use of different technologies such as laser cutting and 3D printing to consider a possible future for the expertise. 


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