US, Rhode Island. Everyone remembers the lenticular printed images of our youths, images that would shimmer and change with fauna and flora seemingly following you about the room. It is a childlike sense of wonder and intrigue that often inspires the most creative of undertakings. Like the transition from toy cars to supercars, fabric specialist Ilorom has transformed the wonderment of youthful illusion into a beautifully chic luxury textile.

ZEZ Fabric from Ilorom transforms from one design to another depending on the angle from which you observe it. The central technology behind the ZEZ Fabric is a weave structure designed by Ilorom’s founder Wanda Miglus and is currently patent pending.

Founder and creative director of the manufacturer, Wanda Miglus, learnt her trade earning a Master of Fine Art’s degree in textile design from Rhode Island School of Design and a Bachelor of Fine Art’s degree from the Rochester institute of technology. From designer to entrepreneur, her patented weave structures now grace the interiors of superyachts and luxury real estate.

Timpani Blue

Miglus’ weave structure creates visual migration between two independent patterns. New to the Ilorom ZEZ collection is Timpani. “Timpani is about new urban texture, inspired by advanced construction technology being used in contemporary architecture and the changing nature of the built environment,” explains Miglus.

Resound

Miglus goes on to explain that the thickness of the weave and the breadth of your imagination are the only limitations over the patterns that can be achieved. However, like any true designer, not any design will do, and the ZEZ collection is all about the “relationships” that bind the opposing images.

Resound

All ZEZ collection designs rely on these relationships; ‘Resound’, described and portrayed acoustically uses a density relation as a subtle dual-sensory trigger to alter the intensity of the image, reproducing in this instance the drizzle and downpour effects of rain on a calm mass of water via acoustic imagery. ‘Cadiz’ is inspired by the Moorish scars left on Spanish architecture, each image related to the other by their heritage, story and once again, intensity.

Cadiz

Miglus sees colour and diversity of form as the key motivators for future collections. The same weave pattern can be replicated in a variety of materials, colours, sizes and styles. Clearly drawn to and inspired by historical art, Miglus speaks of producing tapestries and portraits devoid of repetition and filled with colour, equally bound to their opposites by one of the many relationships at her disposal. “Relationships between images and concepts can be tailored to individual projects through customised designs. The four patterns Ilorom is offering at this point just begins to illustrate the creative possibilities”, concluded Miglus.

Cadiz