Young Designers 2009

Shafique Afzal
Textile Design | PGDPD
Woven Narratives & Fibre Art
Design Innovation for 'Atmosphere', A Retail Outlet
Guide Aditi Ranjan
Sponsonr Himatsingka Seide Ltd., Bangalore
> International markets
> Indian miniature painting
> Home furnishings
> Textile sculptures
I completed my project with Himatsingka Seide Ltd, a 100% export oriented home furnishing jacquard weaving company particularly in silk and other natural fibers targeted for up-market furnishing houses, fashion designers, and design editors in Europe and North America.

The school of Indian miniature painting has always been my source of inspiration as an artist with the exception of the Mughal and Company schools. After analyzing a few woven trials, I found it was a very literal transformation of miniature painting into woven fabric. I decided to take a different approach to my work. I realized that furnishings with religious and mythological forms would not be preferred by Indian clients. Therefore, I decided to develop contemporary designs for international markets based on Indian miniature painting.

I commenced with an in-depth research study on Indian miniature painting which has always fascinated me as an artist. I eventually developed ten themes of home furnishing fabrics in flat weaving and four themes in velvet weaving for the European and American markets for the year 2009-2010.

In addition, I worked on a range of textile sculptures. HSL believes in re-utilizing industrial waste. This led me to build up a range of green textile sculptures with the use of only industrial waste silk fabric (not on any other material and yarn ). It will be displayed at all the 15 ‘ATMOSPHERE’ retail showrooms across the country and in Singapore and Dubai.
My project has allowed me to blend not just my interests in painting with textiles but also to expand and enrich my design vocabulary.
Communication Design
ED 5
FVC 13
GD 18
Industrial Design
FID 11
PD 15
TrAD 8
Interdisciplinary Design
DRE 14
SDM 17
I.T. Integrated Design
NMD 10
Textile Design
ADM 17
LAD 10
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