Spray your own! with Franziska Born

MAISON SHIFT • Zeughausstrasse 56, 8004 Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

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Design and implementation are separate steps in the textile industry, carried out by different people (or machines). However, artisanal production allows for spontaneity and improvisation during the process.

Spray printing and stenciling techniques allow for great flexibility in handling. The spray gun can be freely operated and creative decisions can be made on the spot. The cardboard stencils are just a starting point: how they are placed and sprayed is up to you and that makes the result even more unique!You will mix a color of your choice, practice using different spray guns, and discover what you can do with the provided stencils. Through a combination of collective and individual activities, a large, cohesive test piece will be created, and as a grand finale, you will make your own unique silk scarf.

No prior knowledge is required.
Materials will be provided by the course instructor.

The workshop is based on the "Zanolli Revived" project, a homage to the design practice of the "Atelier Zanolli". Between 1926 and 1939, the Zanolli family created a variety of fabric creations on silk in their own workshop in Zurich using spray guns and stencils. An exhibition at the Museum für Gestaltung in Zurich was dedicated to her work in 2022.

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Franziska Born
Franziska Born (1973) studied textile design at the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst in Zurich and works as a designer in a wide variety of contexts: She creates costume designs for the stage, textile products for people and spaces, non-textile designs and color concepts for architecture and sometimes works on a leather sofa with a spray gun. She has been a lecturer and mentor at the Lucerne School of Art and Design since 2005, helping to shape the textile design course.

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