De­sign life

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The vice pres­i­dent of prod­uct de­sign for Bunny Wil­liams fash­ions a small space per­fect for gath­er­ings with friends.

Mod­ules are printed out onto ac­etate (a sheer, eas­ily trans­fer­able ma­te­rial) to cap­ture each im­pres­sion be­fore they are trans­ferred to a silk screen.

A squeegee is moved across the screen in back-and-forth mo­tions to fill the sten­cils with ink.

The sat­u­rated block is then pressed onto fab­ric—much like a stamp pad—to test the shade and print.

A sponge is dipped in pig­ment and used to color a wood­block to pro­duce a pat­tern.

All tex­tiles are pre­pared for print­ing by pulling the ma­te­rial taut and se­cur­ing with T-pins.

Paint is then ap­plied di­rectly onto a silk screen cap­tur­ing the wood­block de­signs.

In­di­vid­ual fig­ures are re­peated left to right to cre­ate an in­ter­lock­ing mo­tif from the sten­cils.

Each tem­plate is cut and laid out to in­ter­lock on fab­ric for fi­nal pat­tern ap­proval.

Af­ter about half an hour of dry­ing time, the com­pleted fab­rics are rolled into stor­age tubes and or­ga­nized by style.

The de­signs are then printed onto fab­ric.

Fasano checks prints in his Mas­sachusetts stu­dio.

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