Inspired by a scarf of Yael’s, we chose to work with herringbone; a pattern commonly used in textiles but also parquet flooring. As a bridge between both materials this technique encouraged us to experiment with colour. Using off-the-shelf parquet slats, we started dying from a pallet of 15 different colours which we then composed as a herringbone weave.
In contrast with the blank gallery it’s installed in, the flooring reveals the quality of the wood it is made from. Knots, grain, texture show through the dye - adding quality to the wood without taking any away.
Also, because the gallery solely focuses on the floor piece, the visitors step on the exhibit itself making their experience palpable and therefore more personal and unique.