Authors

Abigail Deluca

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Year Completed

2019

Abstract

The Pattern Research Project involves research and analysis of contemporary patterns found in the textiles and wallcoverings of the built interior environment. Patterns use motif, repetition, color, geometry, craft, technology, and space to communicate place, time, and concept. Through this research and analysis, built environments - their designers, occupants, construction, and context - can be better understood.

Abigail Deluca, VCU Interior Design BFA 2020, selected the Volute pattern for the 2017 Pattern Research Project. The text below is excerpted from the student’s work:

“Volute references the design choices that reference Art Deco, the stylistic reaction to modernism that took off in the 1920’s and the mechanized age. Referencing both the periods political reform and machine. Its aesthetic is derived from the stylization of images rather than relying entirely on original forms. It is an abstraction based on social theory and modernism. Despite this, it was only described as modernistic by those trying to debase it and who carried a distaste for its commercially driven spread. Volute acknowledges the aesthetics of Art Deco while ignoring its ideologies. It romanticizes the tone of Art Deco’s decorative schemes: serious, logical, and welcoming. The source of its namesake and main form are likely taken from the metalwork of the period, however since volutes have appeared in art as early in ancient Greece this isn’t entirely clear.”

Geometry

Organic

Color

Muted color + gloss & matte finish

Craft

Screen printed

Material

paper

Function/Use

Wallpaper

Pattern's Place of Origin

Arts Deco

Culture

Western

Design

Volute

Pattern Repeat

13.5” half-drop match repeat

Disciplines

Art and Design

Department

VCUarts, Dept. of Interior Design

Date of Submission

1-22-2019

Rights

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Pattern Research Project: An Investigation of The Pattern And Printing Process - Volute

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