For WantedDesign 2015, Elodie Blanchard designed a special fabric installation sponsored by HBF Textiles. Highlighted at the front of The Terminal Stores, the structure will exclusively feature Blanchard’s fabric designs for HBF Textiles. Blanchard’s concept for the installation celebrates WantedDesign’s fifth anniversary, featuring a vertical collage of textiles in the show’s signature gray and yellow color palette, which will fan out along the entrance for a full view of the verbally and visually textured designs.
Dimensions: 16' x8'
Year: May 2015
Clients" HBF TEXTILES and WANTED Design
Textile wall suggesting a urban vertical garden or forest, combining the texture and patterns of the organic with the colors and materials of the industrial. The wall acts as a unifying thread and backdrop for the exhibition.
Dimensions: 340" x 92"
Material: Hand-knotted fabric. Fire rated UV resistant (in or outdoor installation).
Location: Gallery R'Pure, NYC
Commissioned by Playtime to create a trend space for their NYC salon.
Young innovators are shaking up the establishment. Their rebellion is organized with humor. They stick out their tongues at good manners. A keyboard is their weapon and they “like” anything that challenges the status quo. Snap-back caps and sneakers are the new uniform. Our modern rebels broadcast revolutionary slogans on their t-shirts. The street is their soapbox
Dimensions: 16' x16'x12'
Ceiling felt circles to create a warmer environment.
Location: NYC offices
Protecting armors made of rubber bands bought at the 99 cents by the pound.
These costumes were worn on the street during performance.
In Blanhard’s 2000 project Noisy Clothes, (a collaboration with opera singer and musicologist Nina Eidsheim), the costumes themselves contained sound-makers. With “playing an instrument” redefined as “moving in what you are wearing” the Cal Arts performers were free to listen without judgment to the sounds that arose rather than trying to match a pre-conceived tone. Most important, Eidsheim writes, “there was no fear of failure.” Music making was returned to a practice of play and discovery. The relationship between the players and their physical contact and experience was the most important.
Location: LA, California
Sleeping bags, coats, chairs... together .
Location: Paris, France.
Since 1999, New York’s Museum of Modern Art and its sister institution, the PS1 Contemporary Art Center has hosted the Young Architects Program (YAP) to design a temporary installation in the courtyards of PS1 in Queens, NY for their summer “Warm Up” parties.
In 2008, WORK AC won the competition and created an urban farm (PF1).
We were commissioned to design the textile parts of the installation and the apron to pick up the fruits and vegetables.
Clients: WORK AC
Commissioned by Delson or Sherman architects to create a wall hanging and hardware system to hide a TV in one of their client's home.
Clients: Delson or Sherman
Custom felt rugs. Depending of the project, the shapes and sizes varied.
“A gathered parachute dress is pulled inside out to become an instant sleeping bag, encapsuling the body, making it warm and protected. A voluminous skirt is pulled down, making a spacious bag in which you can store all your belongings. The clothes can have many different uses, it is up to the wearer to decide how they are used. They question the nature of fashion and functionality.”
Caroline Roberts (view on colors)
Festival de Hyéres; Fashion show/ exhibition, May 1999
Round-about-Hyères; The Bonnefanten museum/ Maastricht, Oct. 1999/ Feb.2000
Collection “La Redoute”, summer 2000
Work Ac and Project projects design this temporary installation for the Van Alen Institute. We were the textile consultant and fabricator.
A single gesture – the wiggle - creates a series of discrete and varied environments for the themes, along with a stage for events and a lounge. The wiggle was created from a sinuous band of fabric, manipulated to create openings, windows for video screens and areas to gather and sit.
This design for a Van Alen Institute exhibition about new urban public spaces was installed in New York's Pier 40 on the Hudson River. Projects were divided into five themes: The Fun City, The Healthy City, The Cultured City, The Connected City and The 24—Hour City.
Clients: Van Alen Institute
Commissioned to design and fabricate a stairs banister.