Laure Tixier (born 1972 in Chamalières, France; lives and works in Paris, France).
“Created for Mudam Luxembourg in collaboration with the Musée du Feutre in Mouzon (France), the nine structures that make up the series Plaid Houses are based on a series of drawings conceived by the artist as a range of habitats originating from different cultural, geographical and historical contexts, from the hut to futuristic architecture via the Mongolian yurt and the modernistic avant-garde. Inspired by the “’first architectural fictions’ assembled by children using blankets, Laure Tixier has created nine structures out of felt in different colors. Their geometry is soft and bright, the angle has trouble to be straight: these architectures are bodies with a felt skin. People cross the village confronting their bodies to these architectures on a human body scale.”
—”Plaid Houses,” Laure Tixier website.
“Questions concerning habitation, architecture, and urbanism underpin Laure Tixier’s work. In her drawings and videos, the artist focuses mainly on the Utopias that have accompanied the development of human society, revisiting them with humor. The Plaid Houses project, created for Mudam, began with a series of drawings developed by the artist as an index of dwellings from different cultural, geographical and historical contexts, from huts to futurist architecture via the Mongolian yurt and the modernist avant-garde. Inspired by the ‘first architectural fictions’’ constructed by children using blankets, Laure Tixier created nine architectural forms in felt.”
—Valerio D’Alimonte, “Laure Tixier, Plaid Houses,” Egodesign website, February 23, 2009.