Raw Color: Tinctorial Textiles, a commission by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe for the ABN Amro bank office in Eindhoven. 13 semi-translucent wool curtain panels dyed with natural dyes.
The term tinctorial relates to most organic dyeing agents categorized by the term in their latin name. The dyes used in this project derive from three plants, madder root – 'Rubia tinctorum' for the reddish hues, woad – 'Isatis tinctoria' for the blueish hues and reseda – 'Reseda luteola' for the yellowish hues. All agents are purely applied in different concentrations to achieve more or less saturation. New shades are created by over-dyeing the fabric with two agents resulting in greens, purples and oranges.