The handmade puzzle collection
In co-operation with the Fund for the Creative Industries, MOTI (Museum of the Image) approached 10 designers to create an innovative piece that captured the future of fashion. Iris Nijenhuis dismantled an old Chesterfield armchair and cut up the leather into hundreds of small pieces and a few larger patterns using a laser cutter. She manually put all the pieces together that resulted into a large Master piece, which contains about 1400 leather puzzle pieces! According to Iris Nijenhuis this technique is a good solution for the reuse of textile and leather, if you’re bored with your coat or chair, cut it into puzzle pieces and you can recreate new garments and accessories.
Te[ch]x(t)iles was exhibited at MOTI (Museum of Image, 2012), OBA (Central Public Library Amsterdam, 2013), MUDAC (Musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains, Lausanne, 2014)