The exhibition displays exercises for patterns, colour schemes and tactile surfaces for indoor textiles such as wallpapers, curtains and carpets. The exercises were to a great extent hand-painted or crafted from carefully chosen materials. The nature of the works is sometimes closer to artistic expression creating a close connection between visual art and industrial textile design. CAD-software and the computer soon became an aid in the design of patterns and colourings. The first diploma works on computer aided design in textile art were made in mid 1980s. The student works and images are part of the collections of Aalto University Archives.
Background image: Anita Larna-Helkiö, Vaalea pinta