Gaoshuang Chen (陈高爽) is an emerging textile designer, architectural textile material designer, fashion designer and 3D printing textile designer. He graduated from the University of Southampton and Dalian University of Technology in China as an undergraduate, and the Royal College of Art as a postgraduate.
His project focuses on the relationship between architectural spatial reality and human emotional stress. Drawing on research into emotional design and art therapy, he aims to make textiles that can be used to alleviate emotional and spatial stress for people facing anxiety in environmental spaces.
Simultaneously in his research, he is trying to break the boundary between traditional handicraft textiles and emerging 3D printing technology. Aiming to combine traditional textile materials and new 3D printing materials he is developing his own unique design language. In recent material developments he has explored full-colour 3D fabric printing technology, recognising it’s potential for architectural space. interior installations and fashion.