Project Coal by Crystal Lee

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Calico fabric dyed in madder, stretched on wooden frames, 2017. Showcased at Gillman Barracks during the Singapore Art Week curated by Supermama Store and Design Nee Standard.

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Calico fabric dyed in black tea, 2017. Showcased at Gillman Barracks during the Singapore Art Week curated by Supermama Store and Design Nee Standard.

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Fabric swatch, calico dyed with henna and black tea.

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Dye swatches from personal sketchbook.

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Project Coal’s naturally dyed drawstring bag, dyed in logwood.

One look at Project Coal during Design New Standard, got us wanting to know who produced this beautiful work.

Crystal Lee graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts in 2013 with a diploma in Fine Arts. From there, she headed to  England where she focused her attention on exploring the process of natural dyeing. When she returned to Singapore, Crystal launched Project Coal, a platform that showcases her dyes and inspirations.

“Project Coal focuses on the exploration and experimentation with natural dyeing on textiles. I am highly influenced by the japanese wabi-sabi aesthetic. We value the perfection in imperfections, therefore no two dyed products are ever exactly the same. Natural dyeing creates stains that are inconsistent, raw, and to me, beautiful.”

Naturally we love this. Very much.

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