Born from an experimental process, the Waan collection by GAN Rugs, behind its apparent simplicity, a novel textile technique. This type of hand-woven fabric is the result of the work and research of Dutch designer Dienke Dekker. The collection also includes a series of poufs and cushions, accented with fringed edges.
Dienke Dekker is a Dutch designer that specializes in textile design. In 2012 she graduated cum laude from the Design Academy of Eindhoven, a Dutch institution famous for the experimental nature of its training. The influence of her passing through this school is notorious in the first proposals of Dienke Dekker, which are characterized by a revision of both the structure and the design of the yarns used to make fabrics, as well as the materials and production techniques.
In this sense, Union of Striped Yarns was her first popular piece of work, a project in which she investigated the aesthetic possibilities of creating textiles using striped threads. This research also laid the foundations for the Waan collection, which she would later design for GAN, using bicolor threads.