Friday, April 25, 2008

Nienke Sybrandy

I came upon this website of a Dutch designer and saw these amazing curtains, or as they say in Dutch: gordijnen. Nienke Sybrandy studied textile design at Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Her designs are inspired by those basic items that are often taken for granted. Check out her link at and see more of her designs, that make you think about items you use on a daily basis, she turned them into art!

A house roots underground in a worldwide network of pipes and cables. Everything we communicate through those roots is converted into a language which is the same all over the world: ASCII (American Standard code for Information Interchange). This computer language was invented in times we could not send our pictures by pixels. It was the first form of communication between people and computer. A language as universal as longing to your old window view. You can take pieces of furniture with you to your new house, but the growing tree in front of your window unfortunately not. These curtains visualise a tree which has his roots in the same ground as the house.

The ASCII Code Curtains is a very interesting approach to curtains design that was inspired by the sheer amount of information going through today’s networks. ASCII-Code curtains visualize the information network in a tree, using the very codes that represent text in computers, communications equipment, and other devices that work with text. Gotta love design that is simultaneously geeky and chique.

Maybe an option for my new house in SA?
Have a great week y'all!

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