Studio Aleksandra Gaca specializes in both the design and in facilitating
the production of innovative fabrics. Versatility of approach and the
finished result are central: from contract markets to commercial markets.
Contract based commissions
are a fast growing specialization. Co-operation with both architects and
interior architects have resulted in the development of exclusive textile
designs. Recent examples are the fabric designs for the new Hermès
stores in South-East Asia.
Own Label collections
are often the result of experiments which have produced extraordinary
weaving structures. So developed the Slumber collection: scarves with
a rhythmical relief structure. Followed by Architextile, a collection
of 3D acoustic materials, to be used as independent wall panels or room
are and remain the core business of the design studio. Freelance
commissions are regularly supplied to a wide range of textile companies
within both the consumer and the contract market: curtain and furnishing
fabrics, rugs and also room accessories such as footstools and cushions.
In the area of innovation, specific emphasis is placed on the sculptural
weave structures and three dimensional effects. Continuous experimentation
is made with innovative bindings and unusual threads. Professional quality
is coupled with a love for the craft of weaving. The end result: intriguing
weaves on the cutting edge of art, design and architectural design.
Abstract architectural concepts such as order, rhythm and repetition are
an important source of inspiration in the language of thread structuring.
The lines of building constructions, such as steel frames, masonry and
tile grids are the starting point. But there is also a relationship with
more dynamic concepts such as dance, drama and movement, giving the purely
mathematical patterns a deeper content.
A wide range of materials are used – from soft mohair to extremely
strong polyester. Also rigid threads of Lurex, paper yarns and wire are
regularly incorporated. It is precisely this contrast which creates the
distinguishing structures and reliefs. Also the tactility and range of
characteristics: matt/gloss, hard/soft, high tech versus natural. The
precise yarn specifications are investigated for each and every project.
More recently research has been focused on ecological and/or sustainable
The concept of these sculptural constructions allows the fabric to be
used in a wide variety of disciplines. From fashion and design to interiors
and architecture. An exceptional added-value is the acoustic quality of
the often strong, three dimensional, and thus sound-absorbing material.
Textile designer, Aleksandra Gaca (*1969) studied the visual arts at high
school in her hometown of Lodz in Poland. She subsequently studied in
the department of Textiles and Fashion at the Haagse Koninklijke Academie
voor Beeldende Kunsten (the Royal Institute for Fine Arts in The Hague).
She has won many international prizes for her experimental work in textile
design. Aleksandra Gaca lives and works as an independent textile designer
in Delft, The Netherlands.