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Underfull / Tablecloth

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Apparently the tablecloth is a traditional damask, but it keeps the most wonderful secret; a hidden pattern that first shows when wet. Sooner or later someone is bound to spill, but as this person usually feels clumsy and embarrassed, he will now feel fortunate. An everyday negative situation is turned into a positive experience.
Some stains, like red wine, are hard to wash out. But since they will be formed as figures, the tablecloth will not look stained. The figures will form a pale pattern that will grow as the tablecloth is being used and spilled on over time.
The hidden pattern is printed on the textile, using an impregnative chemical.

University

Oslo National Academy of the Arts

Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Oslo, Norway

Maziar Raein

Design

Kristine Bjaadal

Kristine Bjaadal
Oslo, Norway

Kristine Bjaadal