Award-winning, Nadia-Anne Ricketts founded her avant-garde textile label BeatWoven in 2008.
Her work explores pattern, by using skilfully coded audio technology as an instrument to translate and reveal invisible sonic geometry that creates the beats and sounds in music. Simply by playing songs and sounds it visualises and orchestrates tessellated pattern formations that fuse harmoniously with textiles, particularly with the traditional craft technique of weaving. Through innovation, woven pattern and form is reinvented, fabric aesthetic is challenged and music, fashion and lifestyle are linked. She has been described as ‘one of THE names in British craft,’ by critic and journalist Corinne Julius, one their ‘Rising Stars’ by Harrods, and a ‘Craftwork Revolutionary’ by Grant Gibson, editor of Crafts Magazine run by the Crafts Council, UK.
Projects so far have included private commissions for patriotic collectors in Abu Dhabi, Warner Music, Harrods, The Royal Festival Hall, WilkinsonEyre Architects with the Queen Mary University London, Vis a Vis Paris, and many global private collectors.
It will be Nadia’s second time at Design Days Dubai 2017, and after many requests last year, she will be playing with and capturing the sonic geometry behind Arabic prayer, in this instance the ‘Call to Prayer’, and weaving these geometric formations into a woven art piece.
BeatWoven can be found on the Crafts Council Directory