The Dutch design studio Raw Color likes to blend the borders of design disciplines by mixing the fields of graphic design, photography and textile design. Within their work the materialisation of colour plays a key role. Now, Daniera ter Haar and Christoph Brach have designed the “Blend” collection for Nanimarquina, playing with the visual perception of colour.
Solid surfaces interact with surfaces that are constructed from lines. These duo toned lines merge into the viewerâ€™s eye to create new colours. Due to this graphic system a multitude of subtle shades are rendered departing from five different yarns.
Blend applies the basic rules of colour theory, with three available models in which hue, luminosity, and saturation vary. A slim, hand-woven Kilim, this original rug from Pakistan will delight those passionate about colour. “We searched for a comprehensive approach during the design process. Finding the essence, transforming the concept into a simple, communicative and tactile solution is our goal in every project. The results can be considered as ‘Soft systems’, an important element in our work. These systems are clearly defined by the rules but offer enough freedom to keep them dynamic,” comments designers of Raw Color Daniera ter Haar and Christoph Brach.