Wall hanging for Musée Borély

Wall hanging for Musée Borély

For the recently re-opened Musée Borély pour les Arts décoratifs, la Faience et la Mode in Marseille, France, the TextielLab wove wall hangings. Laurence Aëgerter, artist living and working in Amsterdam and Marseille, designed the wall hangings.

Two wall hangings are permanently on show in the Grand Salon, the 'Bains de midi'. The wall hangings will change place now and again with the 'night' wall hangings 'Bains de minuit'. Laurence Aëgerter shows that tapestry can renew its self with respect for the long French (and European) tradition.

Photo's by Laurence were translated in digital information for the loom. By using materials such as lurex and fluoriscent yarns the wall hangings look different at night. The room were the wall hangings are shown is dedicated to the see. Laurence shows the see as a place for leisure, relaxation and pleasure.

More information on the artist: http://www.laurenceaegerter.com/
More information on Musée Borély: http://www.marseille.fr/siteculture/les-lieux-culturels/musees/musee-borely