Applying weave principles on colour, structure, and tension, to non-woven forms.
Tiffany Loy employs a weaver’s approach to research, conception and construction of three-dimensional forms, that explore fundamental yet often overlooked relationships between elements of materiality such as colour, structure, and tension.
To a weaver, every textile piece is a strategic combination of material, construct, and colour, assembled under optimum tension. This weaverly intuition is applicable and transferable to other fields of design and art.
Loy’s work actuates a process of discovery, inviting viewers to look closely at the behaviour of materials, renewing their curiosity and delight for the act of observing.
Tiffany Loy is a Singaporean textile weaver, trained in industrial design in Singapore, and textile weaving in Kyoto. She was awarded the DesignSingapore Scholarship to pursue her MA in textiles at the RCA.
Since the founding of her studio in 2014, Loy’s experimental works have been exhibited internationally, at venues such as Singapore Art Museum, Kyoto Municipal Art Museum, and La Triennale di Milano.
Loy’s multidisciplinary background has led to her unique and rigorous approach to investigating materiality through technical construction methods as well as colour and perception, which feed into both commercial and experimental projects.
2018 "Is This Fabric", Singapore
2017 "Expanding Rectangles", Singapore
2013 "Textile Embossing Instruments", Singapore
2019 "1% for Art, Designart Tokyo", Tokyo
2019 "Wallpaper* Handmade X", Milan and Singapore
2016 "SingaPlural", Singapore
2015 "The Alchemists", Milan and Singapore
2015 "Project X", Singapore
2015 “川島テキスタイルスク一ル修了展”, Kyoto
2014 "30 Life Stories", Singapore
2019 Design Anthology Award, Textiles category
2018 DesignSingapore Scholarship
2017 Sangetsu Wallpaper Design Awards, Honourable Mention
2016 Lexus Design Award, Shortlist
2010 Valedictorian, School of Design and Environment, NUS
2009 Bombay Sapphire Designer Glass Competition Singapore, Winner
2008 Dean’s List Award, National University of Singapore
Installation views and closeups
The colour process
Scarf dimensions: 185 x 70cm
Scarf dimensions: 120 x 120cm
Pushing the limits of the collaborator’s top-of-the-line digital printing technology, two designs in three colourways were rendered with complex colour gradations and fine lines, which accentuate the softness and drape of the semi-sheer cashmere fabric.