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Math and Art: Jhane Barnes, Marymount 2014 Designer of the Year

Fri, May 02, 2014, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Reinsch Library Auditorium

Jhane Barnes, Marymount University’s 2014 Designer of the Year, will give a presentation on the relationship between math and art.

While she first became known for her creative menswear, Ms. Barnes has expanded her design work over the years – using math, especially fractals, to create textiles and patterns for fashion, eyewear, furniture, and flooring. She has, for example, used her math and technology-driven approach to change the way modular floor tiles are installed – making it easier, less wasteful, and more cost-effective. Ms. Barnes is now focusing on designing for the contract interior market. End users include airports, schools, business headquarters, and retail spaces.

She is also known for her exclusive, signature textile techniques developed with mills around the world, in some cases using top-secret technologies. Her textiles and their applications are innovative and have garnered numerous awards, including the Chicago Athenaeum Museum's Good Design Award, "Best of Neocon Awards," and several from the International Interior Design Association.