Posts tagged as 'textile'
Carpet Concept Textiles, Photo: HG Esch, Hennef – Stadt Blankenberg
Exceptional in color and durable in use, Carpet Concept textiles create harmony or highlight individual interiors. Interior designer Claudia de Bruyn from two and Marty Lamers, artist and designer, have created the collections taking the colors of the woven carpets into consideration.
The vital spirit of Carpet Concept lives both in the woven materials for floor coverings and in other fabrics. The company’s expertise in harmonious interior design and its sensitiveness to materials make the new fabric collection a textile architectural concept.
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'The Hardwearing' by Henrik Tjærby, curated by Søren Rose; photo by Angela Moore
On the occasion of Milan’s Salone del Mobile, the renowned, family-run textile brand Kvadrat has invited a number of internationally acclaimed designers who, under the guidance of seven curators, were commissioned to reinterpret one of Kvadrat’s most iconic upholstery fabrics, Hallingdal 65, in a modern concept. Among the 32 designers from across Europe, USA and Asia were some of today’s best and brightest talents in product and industrial design such as New Yorker Stephen Burks, Vienna-based Studio mischer’traxler or the Parisian designer Ionna Vautrin, to name just a few while Tord Boontje, Ilse Crawford, Søren Rose, Hans Maier-Aichen, Constance Rubini, Andre Fu and Jeffrey Bernett were appointed as curators. ‘Hallingdal 65’ exhibition was on view between 17 – 22 April on Milan’s Via Luca Beltrami and will now be presented during the ICFF fair in New York (18 – 22 May) in Jil Sander Showroom, 30 Howard Street. (more…)
Loro Parque open-air aviary on Tenerife
Most people have at one time or another spent the night in a tent and have benefited from the protection provided by its fabric, while at the same time enjoying the sensation of being separated from nature by nothing more than a thin shell. Textile forms of habitation have a long history going back to palaeolithic times and represent an archetypal form of building which has endured to the present day. Textiles are light, easy to convert or dismantle, and they provide protection against wind, ultra-violet rays and rain. (by Susanne Fritz)
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'Borders' by Hella Jongerius for Maharam
To coincide with ICFF, Soho-based design gallery Moss will exhibit the latest collaborative project of the renowned Dutch designer Hella Jongerius and American textile supplier Maharam. Entitled ‘Borders’, the series of embroidered fabric designs explores the pre-Columbian backstrap weaving techniques indigenous to Guatemala and Mexico. (more…)
'Dyneema Chair' completed out of one textile, by Bram Geenen
With his smart and super-lightweight ‘Gaudi’ stool, made from carbon fibre the Dutch designer Bram Geenen caused a sensation. ‘The light room’ is his newest concept – a space whose furnishing, consisting of a shelf, an armchair, a stool and a coffee table wouldn’t weight more than 7,5 kg. Some of the pieces are made from Dyneema® – a highly versatile plastic fibre that has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any manmade material. It is used in aviation and aerospace.
Also, we found this video, which visualises the concept of the ‘Gaudi’ stool very well. Enjoy!
'Loom' by Benjamin Hubert for ZERO
Benjamin Hubert designed ‘Loom’ for the Swedish lighting manufacturer ZERO. Inspired by the traditional Chinese lantern the young British designer created a series of textile pendant lights, made from a high-tech 3D-woven polyester material.
Bed linen by Scholten & Baijings with the designer's typical pattern for HAY
The Dutch designers Scholten & Baijings realised a new collection of home textiles for the Danish manufacturer HAY. The first items, bed linen, tea towels and two series of carpets were presented at this year’s Maison & Object for the first time.
Jewellery by Terhi Tolvanen
From 13 January to 5 March the London based Flow Gallery will exhibit the work of some extraordinary Dutch designers. ‘Going Dutch’ examines how makers and designers use materials in an exciting and subversive way and points out the art- and playful craftsmanship the Dutch design is famous for.