Pattern Research Project
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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.
Zichen Zhou, VCU Interior Design BFA 2022, selected the Pietra Dura for the 2019 Pattern Research Project. The text below is excerpted from the student’s work:
"The pattern was based on the Italian Renaissance concepts in which geometry and design elements are fused with one another forming a unique new direction in design. The designer said his design is not a copy of anything. It is based on the spirit of those Italian Renaissance concepts".
red, green, yellow, white
bow saw, glue, drill
Pattern's Place of Origin
Pattern Design Era
VCUarts, Dept. of Interior Design
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