Sandra Planes




                En bucle
Diploma project
The inspiration for this project comes from my homeland and is based on the traditional making of Spanish espadrile. In paticular, the weaving: using an esparto cord  that starts from the middle to the outside as a big snail in order to form the entire spadrile.
Starting my research from this ancient craft that interlaces patterns, the aim is to simplify this technique. Therefore the esparto grass are substitute to polypropylen strings to have a strong resistence and flexibility to create free patterns. The strings are attached by termo welding. As a result I created a serie of objects;a carpet and a lamp which start from flat and slowly takes a three dimensional shape.

Pictures by Claudia Cauville , Jianxiong Zhao