This project entails the journey of designing soft furnishing collections aimed at comforting the post pandemic mindset, ensuring a well-adjusted life in one’s dwelling. Through soothing colours and exciting textures, adding dimension to the otherwise plain surfaces.
The products focussed on mainly being cushions and bedding, the techniques adopted were embroidery, screen print and predominantly surface manipulation. Given the design process is not linear and its reiterative, all these techniques demanded mock-ups, strike-offs and enumerable colour revisions to attain the perfection level needed on the final samples. From inspiration to layout sketches and embroidery strike-off, explorations were the start off point in the design process. Various trend boards references and client demands helped to make better motif, colour and style choices for the final product.
Simple lines being the starting point for all the designs that we are yet to view further into the document, “Tage”, meaning lines in Hindi seemed the apt title for this project. The limitations in large scale production, be it the number of patches or the maximum number of stitches a design could contain to fit within the costs, the kind of fabric dyeing method to achieve the required wash effect, the importance of making the accurate design CAD with the correct Pantone codes. The task of co-ordinating with workers or vendors where one cannot personally explain what needs to be done, change designs with the availability of fabric in the market, change colour according to client demands, all provided ample opportunity to learn and improve as a designer. All factors responsible for selling the product directly affected the design and its process.
Bedding collection, Home Furnishings, Modern Contemporary, Synergy Lifestyles, Textile Design - Graduation project