Adrika Sivadas

Master of Surface Pattern and Textiles

About me

As a surface pattern and textile designer, I have a keen interest in textile structures, engineering, materials, and design. The theme within my research and practice explores different ways to upcycle post-consumer textile waste in order to create innovative products for interior spaces. My project has been influenced by the growing global awareness and interest in environmental issues and the role of textile production within this debate. Additionally, to highlight how textile waste can be upcycled and repurposed into functional and aesthetically pleasing interior products. A key aim of this research is to increase the lifecycle of discarded fabrics as well as to promote an awareness of mindful consumerism in the buyers of my products.

The project's aim is to design a collection of innovative and aesthetic products for interior space made from upcycled textile waste which draw on methods and techniques from engineering to explore textile structure alongside surface pattern. Various environmentally friendly methods and approaches have been explored throughout to create a range of contemporary interior products. A further motivation has been to raise awareness of sustainable issues for designers. At the same time, the project encourages consumer eco-consciousness and mindful behaviour relating to a product's disposal, reuse and life extension.

Clustered Jigsaw

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Wall mounted fabric lampshade

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Hexagon wall panel

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Handmade fabric pulp lampshade

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Chipped fabric clay lampstand

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Fabric Kirigami Lampshade

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Interlocked fabric wall tiles

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Fabric lattice lampshade

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Marbled top fabric lampstand

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Compressed fabric lamp base

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Keywords: sustainable, fabric, scrap, junk, upcycle, lampshade, wallpanel, acoustic, fabricwaste, recycle, reuse, repurpose