Authors

Matthew Toscano

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Year Completed

2017

Abstract

2017 Pattern Research Project

Matthew Toscano - ZigZag (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.

Matthew Toscano, VCU BFA 2020, selected the “Chevron Black” pattern by Tina Raparanta for Spoonflower for the 2017 Pattern Research Project. The text below is excerpted from the student’s work:

“My sample of ‘Chevron Black’ is printed on cotton and is one of the many mass manufactured and continually produced textiles of the custom digital printing company, Spoonflower. The cloth itself is simple, tightly woven and slightly rough to the touch. Inks are eco-friendly, 100% biodegradable, and non-toxic, contributing to a sustainable and attractive business model.”

Geometry

Zigzag

Color

White and Black

Craft

Print

Material

Cotton

Function/Use

Upholstery

Pattern's Place of Origin

400,000 BCE - Today

Design

“Chevron Black” - Tina Raparanta

Pattern Repeat

2" Repeat

Disciplines

Fiber, Textile, and Weaving Arts

Department

VCUarts, Dept. of Interior Design

Date of Submission

1-4-2018

Rights

© The Author

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

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