Stretching the boundaries of handcrafted textiles
Neha LAD Studio is based in Paris, working with textile applications across art, craft and design.
Neha's fascination with ageing surfaces and textures forms a central theme in her work. She explores natural properties of copper and paper and its ageing through patination with a play of colours, textures, weaves and experimental surface/finishing techniques. Her work is not only a poetic expression but also a vision for new social and environmental connections between India's declining traditional weaving industry and the world’s burgeoning paper and copper waste streams. Materials developed during workshops with young weavers, intertwine paper and copper waste to create materials that push the envelope of alternative luxury and lifestyle.
Neha has created work for Lady Helen Hamlyn (The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design), architect Peter Salter in UK, Renault and Peugeot Automotives in France. She had been awarded to showcase her work at 'Future Heritage' for Decorex International, SustainRCA for the London Design Festival and 'Beyond Paper' for London Craft Week amongst many others. A recent feather in her cap is her TEDx talk in which she gives you a glimpse into her creative process. Her work has been featured in the Cover magazine, 'how to spend it' by Financial Times, Textile View magazine and Elle Decoration UK. She has trained at the Royal College of Art in London and National Institute of Design in India.