Norn x Denim Days

This September New York Textile Month takes over the City for its third year. As part of the month long celebration of fabric and making;  Denim Days is returning for a weekend of all things Indigo.

Norn Design is exhibiting at Denim Days with its new Denim Collection of samples and concept pieces.  Look for Norn Design in the program for stand info.

The Norn studio is tucked behind London’s only Craft Jean Factory: Blackhorse Lane Ateliers . Infected by the hum of the denim factory, Norn began dreaming about the possibilities of handwoven denim. Starting with the basics, Indigo and Cotton, they have been expanding and challenging the notion of ‘Denim’ as a woven cloth.

Through exploration of texture, structure, colour and hand weaving techniques we have developed a collection of Norn Denims.

The collection of hand woven denims recognises tradition whilst being focused firmly on the untapped potential of denim. From denim cloth for fashion, to corded and hand tufted rugs, hand woven art pieces and denim blankets Norn Denim is a range of conceptual objects and ideas that ask you to consider what denim can be.Norn is an experimental design consultancy established by a trio of london based designers working at the intersection of the physical and digital. From a passion for material, colour and composition evolved a multidisciplinary exploration of Textile and Product Design. Application, functionality and personality are explored through progressive thinking, practical making and digital innovation.

Unlike traditional design consultancies Norn places making, the haptic and the physical at the heart of its processes; exploring the scope of designing beyond conventional expectation of hand skills.

Textiles act as the foundation to Norn’s Design language, knowledge and ethos. Using this learnt and innate sense of materiality and form Norn explores the broader applications of textile in a design environment; working across traditional hand-craft skills and cutting edge technology.

Described as material futurists, Norn explores material properties and undertakes research and development across a broad range of disciplines, including Product Design, Fashion, Historical textiles, Interiors, Installation and Architecture.

Bringing a curiosity and disruptive force to Design. Norn offers a fresh, more playful, experimental function follows form approach. A hand-led design strategy that challenges the anticipated in the digital world.

Denim Days New York (22-23rd September), in only its second year, is a staple of the Denim Community year. A two day festival that unites the true-blue community of denim enthusiasts with over 75 exhibitors, influencers, indigo addicts and prominent supporters from the fashion, denim and art worlds.

“With its mix of denim-heads, the best brands and retailers and the most forward fashion, New York is the perfect home for Denim Days. We are thrilled to be back this year and will be shining an even bigger spotlight on the jeans industry,” said Andrew Olah, one of the New York Denim Days organizers and founder of the Kingpins Show, the global denim sourcing trade show.

Dates: Denim Days 22-23 September 2018

Metropolitan Pavilion,

125 W 18th

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Text & images: Norn Designs

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