Thursday, August 16, 2012

Weaver Frans Dijkmeijer

I weave many cloths [that] I know can't be realized
technically. I make them more for my own development.
Otherwise you're very limited in how you express yourself.
~ Frans Dijkmeijer, Textile Artist

Below you'll find a lovely introductory feature about the late Dutch textile designer and artist Frans Dijkmeijer (1936-2011), who talks about the sources of his inspiration and explains some of his weaving techniques. Dijkmeijer was considered a masterful weaver and his elegant fabrics, whose weave is technically complex, continue to be among the favorites of interior designers.

In 2000, Dijkmeijer received the Profile Prize for his contributions to the textile industry.

Frans Dijkmeijer - A Life in Weaving from boogiemen on Vimeo.

Filmed at the artist's home and studio in Toulouse, France, the video was produced in conjunction with an exhibition, which  had been planned for last year and subsequently was postponed because of Dijkmeijer's death, that showcases the designer's fabrics. The exhibition, "Intervention #19 Frans Dijkmeijer — A Life in Weaving", is now on view through the end of September at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Holland.


Louise Gallagher said...

What a fascinating journey -- and life and man.

Thank you for bringing him into the light.

Hannah Stephenson said...

I always associate Textile Art with your blog, now...isn't that funny?

I read this article, and thought of you: