Is it a tapestry, a room divider, a carpet or a design object? Dashes is all of these: the more than four meter-long carpet connects walls, floors, furniture and ceilings and makes it possible to divide rooms flexibly. The spatial effect, the use of various yarns and weaving techniques and the woven optical effect make Dashes an exciting sensory experience.
For Dashes, designer Marieke van Heck used various weaving techniques and contrasting threads: matte merino wool and shiny mercerized cotton. The special high pile at the bottom is created by adding wool and then felting it by hand. The jacquard weave means there is no front or back, so you can also use Dashes as a room divider. The tapestry works beautifully when draped in an L-shape, with the thicker lower section laid horizontally over the floor or a platform.
It’s not only the weaving techniques and materials used that make Dashes special, there’s also an optical effect: because of the colour gradient in the background, the striking dark stripes at the top of the rug seem to disappear; whereas in the lighter panel they catch the eye.
Dashes was developed in limited edition, together with the Textiellab in Tilburg.