Since the start of her studio in 2003, textile designer Diane Steverlynck keeps groing strong. Following a personal approach centred on objects and textiles, her objects demand attention on the international design platform.
Her work focus is research on textiles, materials and structures and their influence on the use and identity of everyday objects. Characterized by their diversity, her products are simple and coherent. Behind each of her pieces, there is a story, one that involves material, people, usage and memory.
This way of working is applied on industrial products, interior projects and self-initiated projects and productions. You can find her work in shops and galleries such as Verzameld Werk and the Japanese design firm Trico.
To show you how talented this emerging designer is, the I Love Belgium team made a selection of her best works. We start with a collaboration that resulted in a simple yet practical object. Togheter with design office http://www.chevalier-masson.be/en/interio
We move to a more sophisticated object: Tight stool. Tight stool is a wooden puzzle of legs and seat kept together with a single coloured thread. Diane found her inspiration in the elementary binding system people use in everyday life. Getting to the roots of a textile desiger, the thread is highlighted as the essential element for this construction.
We end in beauty with her latest work. Leaning is a series of low space consuming storage . Just like Mies, form and the function are determined by the pattern of the fabric and the weight of the wood. There's even a hanging desk!