a material research
The fish scale is a waste product of the commercial use of fish. Using it again as a surface material brings the scales back to life! During first test series, several attempts were made to get closer to the unknown, fascinating material. The result was a new skin from old material - a textile surface.
This work is about taking the industrial technique of sequin systems from the clothing industry in low-wage countries and using it to transform a functional surface into an aesthetic one. In combination with textile and binder, the scale becomes a surface-forming module. The fish‘s protecting surface is transformed into a new beautiful relief of the tangible experience of water.