Authors

Boya Yu

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Year Completed

2017

Abstract

2017 Pattern Research Project

Boya Yu - Seigaiha Pattern

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.

Interior Design students in their sophomore year are asked to investigate a contemporary pattern and trace its historical origins, makers and users, as well as its original materiality and craft as it may have changed over time. Students are also asked to investigate the design, color and scale of the pattern. Students present their research in a (x) board. Below is excerpted from student work:

“The seigaia wave is a pattern of layered concentric circles creating arches. The shape is curved, and ...often blue in color and then placed in tile form… Seigaiha is a pattern that was originally designed in ancient China where it was used on maps to represent the sea and in Japan in the 6th century when it was first used in clothing. In Japan, it continued to be used as a design on clothes for over one thousand years.”

Geometry

concentric circles, Curvilinear

Color

Blue

Craft

Print

Material

Cotton

Function/Use

Ocean Icon on maps

Pattern's Place of Origin

chinese & japanese antiquity

Culture

Ancient Chinese

Design

Seigaiha

Disciplines

Art and Design | Fiber, Textile, and Weaving Arts | Graphic Design

Department

VCUarts, Dept. of Interior Design

Date of Submission

11-14-2018

Rights

© The Author

Keywords

Seigaiha, seigaia wave, concentric circles

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

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