Linen, natural dyes, mixed fibres, glass.
Soft Amphorae is a project that emerges from a textile research, from the yarn up, and ends up in the desire of creating unique objects through handmade processes and craftsmanship.
It is a continuous research – a library of shapes and colour combinations. The end result of each research is a functional object that can be bought through galleries and design shops.
Each Soft Amphorae has two different coloured sides and can
be turned upside down. They hold water on either end.
The textile is developed through a specific handknitted structure, combining linen with leftover yarns from textile factories.
The inside structure is made of assembled found shapes of glass.
It reflects a way of living and creating specific to my Brazilian heritage, which relies on collecting direct resources (whether it’s natural or post consumerism waste) and let that directly influence the objects you create.
In my case, it is a very intuitive research. Combining materialities, combining colours and balancing shapes of found elements with a set of handles.
It playfully references the archetypal forms of an amphora mixed with the more wobbly character of certain basketry techniques.
The malleable handles reflect on the fluid quality of textiles and allows new ideas to be shaped and reshaped.