On Monday I introduced you to Brook&Lyn and their individual approach in furniture and product design. Today I like to talk more about one of the studio’s founders – Mimi Jung. Beside working with her husband on projects for Brook&Lyn, she also creates fine and delicate woven works.
Mimi’s roots in art and design have led her to pursue a new language in the world of traditional weaving. Her goal with any project is to express her personal vision, to evoke a feeling through form or material or composition, rather than to execute on technique. Far from the decorative function of traditional weavings, Mimi Jung’s work is a form of painting. She is always working to find a strong point of view through her pieces, letting the materials inspire her in the process.
Mimi studied fine art at Cooper Union in New York and graphic design at HGK Basel, Switzerland. Art and design practices continue to influence her work strongly, and as a result Mimi’s weavings push beyond the realm of traditional craft-making. Her background, uncommon for a textile artist, is what makes her weavings modern, for she is always working to express new ideas and create rich experiences.