30 years Mariëtte Wolbert Textiles | Koraal
When Mariëtte Wolbert started her career as a textile designer 30 years ago, she was snorkeling in the Red Sea and was enchanted by the colors and the fairy-tale world of coral.
Jubilee kitchen set Koraal
In the design of the anniversary kitchen set Koraal, Mariëtte used the fan shape of the 'acabaria splendens', a soft coral species. The circles in the canvases are the larvae that swirl to find a place further down. In the edge she has applied the 'brain coral’.
In addition to the anniversary kitchen set, Mariëtte designed a half-linen glass cloth that was developed in collaboration with the Weaving Museum Geldrop.The warp threads of the glasses towel consist of strips of blue and red cotton. This symbolizes the coral and algae that live next to each other and thus get each other's colour. Due to climate change, the coral is fading. This is symbolized by more spaces between the stripes and also a colour change in the stripes.
100 anniversary sets
One hundred anniversary kitchen sets have been created, each in which a hand towel and a tea towel produced in Portugal. These are supplemented by the glasses towel produced by the Weaving Museum in Geldrop. Design studio BL, inspired by the Coral tea towel, has developed a 3D printed coral button exclusively for mariëtte wolbert textiles to hang up the towels.
This research for the glasses towel was made possible by the Creative Industries Fund NL