Textiles Inspired By Television

“Static Screen” is a 100% polyester, fine-knit translucent fabric with a mesmerizing, ethereal quality. It can work as an overlay or stand on its own. Knoll’s Suzanne Tick explains that the fabric “is actually static screen imagery from Channel 2. Stephen [Sprouse, the designer] manipulated the television cord while I took a series of digital images of moving static. After about three hours, we had 40 images from which to choose the final patterns.”

“Static Screen” and its companion, “Digital Airwave,” are printed on a solar screen ground with an aluminum backing. “This fabric deflects 40% of heat and light,” Tick says. “We produced both patterns in a variety of dark, fundamental television colors such as ‘ether’ and ‘plasma’ to really emphasize their designs.”

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