We are very pleased to announce that Galerie Maria Wettergren has been invited by Design Miami/ to present the monumental textile installation Draped Nimbostratus by Danish architect and artist Cecilie Bendixen. A flock of clouds, poetically drifting over the Design Talks area at Design Miami/ in diagonal directions, will be the largest site-specific textile installation ever presented at the fair, covering an area of more than 800 square feet.
Draped Nimbostratus investigates the architectural and sculptural potential of sound absorption and it was born from Cecilie Bendixen’s PhD on the sound-absorbing qualities of textile used as architecture. The title both refers to the cloud motif and to the way the textile hangs.
Only the technique is chosen by the artist – textile suspended from strings – whereas the form is created naturally from the effects of gravity and the inherent qualities of the fabric. The woolen material gives a feeling of great acoustic comfort, which is further enhanced by the visual expression of the clouds, forming a poetic and embracing shield.
Cecilie Bendixen is represented by Galerie Maria Wettergren. Her interdisciplinary approach mixing science, art, architecture, design and crafts, makes her a significant contributor to the contemporary design scene.
From the December 1st until December 6th, 2015.