Creative Design: Professional

Euclidean Resonance

  • David H Hahn (Kent State University)
  • Kim HongYoun Hahn (Kent State University)


The purpose of this design was to create a woven surface wearable inspired by spiral radial cleavage patterns that occur through cell division as well as in ancient historic tile/ornament art. The fascination of topological equations of intersecting dimensions creating patterns that were mirrored in our physical world has led to the creation this design. Using similar algorithmic rules and modularity that have been used over the history, designers developed and created the large-scale interference patterns by weaving an opaque gradient pattern of four tangentially touching spheres to be overlaid on an offset orientation of the first pattern. The cocoon shaped coat was constructed to emphasize newly developed woven pattern as the back of the coat. This design innovation comes from the use of both digital textile printing and hand weaving techniques to create an elegant wearable art piece that highlights Euclidean geometry and ancient cultures.

Keywords: Euclidean, mathematical, textile pattern

How to Cite:

Hahn, D. H. & Hahn, K. H., (2019) “Euclidean Resonance”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 76(1). doi:

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Published on
15 Dec 2019