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Designer James Hargraves created the ‘Warp & Weft’ installation as part of the 2010 Melbourne Fringe Furniture event, held at the Newport Substation arts centre. Hargraves was designer-in-residence for the event, and created a series of woven pendant light shades called ‘Weft’ as part of the installation.
The oversized pendant shapes, woven from paper-thin polypropylene strips, are lightweight yet sturdy. The undulated surfaces of each design give the lights a structural rigidity allowing the lights to keep their thin and delicate-looking skin. The Weft pendants are part of an ongoing exploration into digital design and fabrication techniques.
Drainage is often the forgotten workhorse of the building and design function. Yet drainage maintains a simple albeit vital purpose.