Chroma Columns – Raw Color (The Netherlands)
The soft pliability of knitted textiles collides with the hard mechanics of engines and electronics in Chroma Columns, an installation developed by Eindhoven-based studio Raw Color. Chroma Columns is a series of kinetic triangular columns, wrapped in different shades of Planum from Kvadrat Febrik. As motors drive the rotation of the columns, new colour combinations appear, the flexibility of the knitted textile wrapping smoothly around the underlying structure. Raw Color’s columns gesture at functionality – capable of serving as either room dividers or acoustic panels – but the heart of the installation explores the role of colour in shaping a textile’s character.