Tessellated Floorscape (2010-): interior acts of production, siting and participation

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Igor Siddiqui


The project Tessellated Floorscape (2010) consists of a modular rug that is digitally constructed from remnant carpeting, the collaborative process through which the rug as a material product has circulated through different social venues from fabrication to inhabitation, and the writing which serves as a reflective tool that links the specificity of the project to a broader set of issues in contemporary design. This essay focuses on three aspects of the project – production, siting, and participation – in an effort to map out a network of relationships among people, places and resources, and by doing so expose a set of ecologies that informs and shapes the creative practice of interior design as a materially and socially sustainable practice. The aim has been to take advantage of the physical portability of the installation, engage a range of public spaces as its temporary sites, and see what kind of value the acts of spatial re-territorialisation may hold in the study and evolution of the contemporary interior.

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Siddiqui, Igor. 2010. “Tessellated Floorscape (2010-):: Interior Acts of Production, Siting and Participation”. idea journal 10 (1):42-53. https://doi.org/10.37113/ideaj.v0i0.123.
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Author Biography

Igor Siddiqui, University of Texas at Austin

Igor Siddiqui is a designer and educator whose current research, teaching, and practice consider the contemporary interior as a framework for negotiating issues in industrial design with those of architecture. his work investigates the role of digital media in the design process from visual representation to material fabrication. he has lectured, exhibited and published internationally. prior to his appointment as Assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin, he taught at the California College of the Arts, parsons the New school for Design, New York Institute of Technology, Transart Institute at Danube University, and the University of Pennsylvania. he received his bachelor of Architecture from Tulane University, followed by a post-professional Master of Architecture degree from Yale University.