SLOW PATTERNS is a textile collection that changes over time by the influence of sunlight.
Developed with an undogmatic technique that embraces both the natural and artificial, SLOW PATTERNS combines naturally and synthetically dyed yarns. As the textile is exposed to UV-light, the natural dyes fade while the stable synthetic colors retain their hues, gently revealing an intricate pattern.
This light-responsive technology has the poetic power of rendering the passage of time visible. It speaks to the emotional relationships people develop with objects: incorporating change and encouraging longevity by turning time and memory into tangible elements of the design.
Meyers & Fügmann is a studio for textile, product design and research, based in Berlin and Luxembourg. Their work unites craft and industrial production through color, technique and material. The studio advocates for a slow consumerism and believes that the objects of our daily lives should consider the geographical origins of materials, the social value of production processes and the environmental impact of a product’s life cycle.