Nathan Voirol

Textiles Designer

My primary artistic interest is in designing repeatable patterns – I particularly enjoy creating geometric star and floral designs, which stem from my fascination with Islamic art. Over the past ten years, I have studied the structures of star patterns in order to create my own, increasingly more complex patterns. I enjoy taking traditional forms and adapting them into lesser-used symmetries and compound or invented tessellations.

Star Pattern in Seven-Fold Symmetry
Cotton and Viscose Jacquard Textile

This jacquard sample was woven during the summer of 2010 for practice while attending RISD. The pattern is based on a tessellation of 28,14, and 7 sided polygons and was designed in 2007 or 2008.