DCC: Design Principles 2D to 3D Relationships

As Textile Designers it’s important to translate relationship between the 2D and 3D. Being aware of how pattern changes when observed on the body or interior fabrics for curtains/sofa. This could take my creative practice to another level.

Illusion > Transformation > Fabric and Form> Pattern and Form

Illusion >3D to 2D and 2D to 3D

Elsa Schiaparelli > Surrealist > Gucci Spring 2016 Ready to Wear

Playing around with the visual. The play between 3D and 2D. Scale can aadd a sense of grandeur and wonder.

Christopher Koziel > Image of 3D turned into 2D wallpaper or fabric.

Digital protection showcasing the interaction between 2D and 3D > Hakanai. An avenue to explore through my concept, specifically looking at movement and fluidity.

Christopher Kane Spring 2014 > Engineering digital design to work well on its intended structure. Experiment with design principles. Constantly ask questions as to how ideas can be innovatively translated within my own creative practice.


Manford Mohr > Digital Art pioneer. How could my own practice transform into other methods of working. Line into form > 2D to 3D. Look at Neil Barrett – Menswear SS16 as reference for my Contextual Research.

Matthew Shilan > How a flat object metamorphosis’s into the 3D.

Look at different ways of how to draw. Flatten it, scan it, draw it. Looking at a surreal outcome.

Fabric and Form

Winifed Aldrich > Showing the effects of different fabrics on form. Look at designers exploring how fabric can take on a life of its own. Iris Van Herpen and Issey Misayke. Miyake could directly influence my own concept, specifically concentrating on individual shapes. Look at Resort 2016.

Vinyl could be used to high effect in creating 3D pattern from a 2D material. What does pattern and form do when amalgamated? Explore through my print samples for 1st Rotation.

Could I print onto fabric and fill spaces with shapes to inform illusion and pattern? Look at the relationship of scale to the object it is destined for. Look toward the importance of scale.




What is Design?

A plan or specification for the construction of an object or system or for the implementation of an activity or process, or the result of that plan or specification in the form of a prototype, product or process.

What is Culture?

An umbrella term which encompasses the social behavior and norms found in human societies, as well as the knowledge, beliefs, arts, laws, customs, capabilities and habits of the individuals in these groups

What is Context?

The circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood.

During my time @ Nottingham Trent University I will be undertaking a journey which will fuse Design, Culture & Context within my creative practice. Within DCC I will be encouraged to undertake new research methods, allowing idea generation and independent thinking. My passions and interests will be interwoven with cultural and social issues, allowing me to critically analyse the world around me.

Thinking of my practice as integral cog within a much bigger picture will empower me to play around with ideas of authenticity. It will allow me to find out where it is I fit in as a designer within an ever evolving industry.

Areas of paramount importance to explore:

  1. Making Connections between practice and theory/history of design.
  2. Engaging with the world around me.
  3. Researching from a wide and varied pool of resources.
  4. Looking at design responsibility toward a bigger picture/sustainability.
  5. Gaining direct experience from original sources.
  6. Keeping up to date with new innovations and what is happening culturally.
  7. Constantly asking questions to grow as a designer/person.