Google tapestries

Tokyo Japan, 2019
Architecture & Interior Design

The works look simple: clear shapes form a sharp contrast against a bright background. 

Inamatt explores the way in which a two-dimensional work can render a three-dimensional object and whether a spatial form can be a representation of a flat surface. Because they lack a horizon and details, the images are exempt from scale. 

An important aspect of these works is their material quality. Tactility, textures and structures unfold while the viewer draws closer to the work, so that the experience of the object becomes multi-layered.

Various lengths of old linen have their own history and texture; they reflect and absorb colour and light indifferent ways. 

The language of the form originates from the Google Home products. Capturing the essence of these objects by abstraction, the tapestries acquire a subjectivity, challenging the viewer to explore new perspectives, meanings and connotations.


A pause, a thought, a poem…. these in between moments in life are what define COMMA, an exhibition by Google Hardware’s Design Studio at 21_21 Design Sight as part of Tokyo Designart 2019. 

Inamatt’s work is part of a contemplative installation curated by trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort. 

The installation explores how technology can be seamlessly incorporated into our living spaces. Like the comma itself, the products inspire pause since they perfectly merge into the stillness of life. Everyday design, craft objects, soothing colours and recycled textiles quietly signal how it’s our turn to take time out.

In collaboration with Lidewij edelkoort & Google Hardware’s Design Studio

Photography by Inga Powilleit