Unique 3D blanket pattern

Many interior design accents are the result of a passion for beauty, a love for decor and sometimes a welcome ability to sew. The Bloom blanket, however, is much more than that. It is the inspired outcome of a child’s love for origami, a student’s understanding of geometry and a designer’s curiosity about how geometry can be applied to her field of work. 

Geometric blanket inspired by the art of origamiCreated by the Brazilian designer Bianca Cheng Costanzo, the Bloom blanket is made of 180 triangles hand-stitched into tetrahedrons by a team of seamstresses, then tessellated into a larger fabric sheet. The triangles are digitally drawn, then precisely cut by CNC fabric routers.

The fabric of the Bloom blanket as a perfect raw material for unique interior design accentsThe result is a fabric of a fascinating 3D geometry. While the raw material is a solid grey or white color, the visual interest comes from the origami-like angles and corners of the blanket. The concept is surprising, since angularity is not necessary a concept associated with the texture or look of fabrics.

Comfortable Bloom blanket in grayThe custom-woven material, produced in Prato, Italy, is 20 percent cashmere and 80 percent wool blend, which adds excellent softness and warmth to its list of qualities.

White Bloom fabric as a raw interior design materialThe designer recalls her interest in the art of origami as a young child. As an MIT student, her interest in geometry took a scientific turn, only to find itself slip into her design work. Applied geometrist Ron Resch and his 1960’s research into origami tessellation became a motivating factor for a designer with a knack for crossing interdisciplinary borders.

Getting comfortable with the Bloom blanketBeing the work of an artist, designer and software engineer rolled into one, the Bloom blanket is itself more than just a blanket. It is an example of what happens when interior design accents become a pretext for exploring scientific concepts. A product born out of a passion for mathematics and out of Costanzo’s own life story, it also proves what can happen when interior design fabrics meet creativity and enthusiasm.

White Bloom blanket as an interior design accent

Via retaildesignblog.net
Designer: Bianca Cheng Costanzo
All photos: retaildesignblog.net

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