Living Textures by Cottonmix x Rigo x Rubia x buroBELÉN Cottonmix is a cotton-based plaster used for (acoustic) finishing walls and ceilings. Paint containing vegetable colorant from Rubia has been incorporated into a Rigo natural paint base. Cottonmix can be produced in various textures. Spraying a wall with it from various angles creates a unique colour depth. The wall will appear almost luminous from certain angles, while from others the rough texture might create countless shadows.
Colours are determining factors for our interior. We do our very best to choose the right colours and conserve them. But in nature, colours are never the same. Research shows that natural colours in our living surroundings have a positive influence on our wellbeing. With the ‘Time will change’ exhibition, a collective composed of researchers, manufacturers and designers demonstrates the positive impact of changing, natural and living colours on interior design.
We developed a de-colour chart that shows how certain colours develop over time. This is demonstrated in a wallpaper that changes in colour depending on the light intensity, living walls with textures and natural dyes and a collection of textile products such as upholstery fabric, rugs and plaids that show the potency and strength of discolouring and irregularities of natural colours in the textile industry. Our goal is to show the changes of colours in time to give the interior its essential function; the décor of human being.
Sitting at the crossroads of expertise and creativity, the Living Colours project was set up by Avans University of Applied Sciences (research and education), buroBELÉN (art direction) and a number of businesses and designers.
Concept and Design: buroBELÉN
Partners: AVANS Hogescholen, RUBIA 100% Natural Colours, RIGO verffabriek, Cottonmix, FEBRIK, Textiellab, Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier, Naan Rijks / Painting Plants, Tinctoria
Exhibition Design: Jantien Roozenburg
Photography: Jantien Roozenburg
Special thanks to:
SIA RAAK Masureel