Although the word hive (Japanese Haibu) is commonly used to describe the nest of any bee community, the scientific and professional literature distinguishes a nest from a hive. The hive is used to describe an artificial structure to house the nests of honey bees. The internal structure of the nest is a densely packed group of cells, so the structure of this chair consists of compact and intertwined sponges, which mimic the appearance of the nest. The textile hive is full of textile bees that are made from handmade fabric and recycled material. That is why the mosaic effect was created by combining a one-colour braided base and volumetric and multidimensional elements that give exactly the effect of a beehive.
Stela Negro was born in Bjelovar, where she attended the School of Economics and Office Technology. In 2016, she enrolled at the Faculty of Textile Technology, where she is currently studying at second year of graduate study majoring in Textile Design. In addition to her work related to the faculty, Stella is primarily engaged in painting and photography, illustrative design and tattooing.
Mentor: Koraljka Kovač Dugandžić