The tribe of the LOVABLE ALIENS – Y 2017
In doing design in Gaziantep you cannot avoid dealing with Kutnu.
Kutnu is a fabric original of Antep made of silk and cotton mainly used historically for ceremonial clothes. Beautiful but not expressing peculiar physical characteristics in a way that it can be used for clothes, shoes, curtains, upholstery, but not perfect for any of them. Let’s say it is more a symbolic fabric than a technical one.
The symbolic values are brought to their extreme consequences by designing the aliens.
The symbols of regional traditional carpets and decorations are updated, re-linked to reality while being transformed into fabric characters. Puppets.
They look like little lovely aliens, that is perfectly matching with the aim of exploiting an additional symbolic value apart the individual ones: in a place where migrations are determining huge contrasts it’s good to have aliens you would like to hug.
Dedicated to kids as a tool to invent their own new stories through their limitless imagination. Anywhere.