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Belle Benyasarn

MA work

Skin and Bone Textiles

My journay to Japan, seeing TODS omotesando building by Toyo Ito, and Yokohama port by FOA lead me to consider architectural structure in a new and intriguing way. As the “Structural Skin” brings the surface and the structure of the design together. They become one thing allowing architectures to ingenious construct unusual scuptural volumes. Can surface and structure be reconciled in textiles?

I am creating a collection of woven textiles, representing the ideas of exoskeleton by playing with the technique of float in weave in order to amplify volume when sculp around the body. I inspired from various natural fossil including Fungia coral. Multiple layers of its bone reveals the delicacy and tactility of its structure. These qualities encourage me to use silk warp, mixing with high range of materials from soft to hard and from conventional to unconventional, some of which are leather and metal. I wish to reserve the hand work quality by elaborating not just hand weaving but finishing techniques such as heat pressing, streaming and hand cutting to create luxury and sensuality to the collection.


  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Textiles, 2015



  • Born in Bangkok, living in London, my full name is Supaluck Benyasarn. Had trained in Architecture School before, I am interested in the parallels between fashion and architecture for such a long time. Fashion and architecture share the design discipline based on human body in relation to space, volume, and movement. I see “weaving” as one of the architectonic process. Plaiting warp and weft together in orthodox combination can create spatial, complex in a single surfaces.

  • Degrees

  • B.Sc. Design & Architecture, Chulalongkorn University, 2011
  • Experience

  • Internship, Nishiyama, Hakusan, 2014; Internship, Tamiya Raden, Tango, 2014
  • Exhibitions

  • In-between Textiles Group Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2015; Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2015; Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2014
  • Awards

  • First prize, Jaguar Land Rover Design for Future Award, 2015
  • Publications

  • Prize, WGSN Materials Creative Direction Award, 2014