• Posts Tagged ‘textiles’

    Since 1846, Dutch textile manufacturer Vlisco has exemplified a multicultural melting pot of beauty and craftsmanship with its specially crafted fabrics inspired by Africa, made with a technique derived from Indonesian batik and designed in the Netherlands. To celebrate its 170 years of design, the Museum Helmond...

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    The halls of Olympia London once again overflowed with creative talent and design inspirations this September, as 100% London took centerstage. Among the emerging talents:   Textiles   Key home décor pieces and fabrics designed by Mairi Helena combine vibrant colors and textures, lending an instant burst of color to any...

    MoMa Design Store rep Emmanuel Plat visits Maison&Objet, a hot spot for retailers, every year to identify the objects he’ll consider selling in the store. During the Museum Shops conference on Friday, September 2, 2016, he explained that he hunts down the best to present to the art director at the museum, who makes the...

    “We have designed and synthesized over 700 original proteins, based off existing proteins in nature but with modifications in the amino acid sequence,” Japanese company Spiber told ArchiExpo. “We carefully analyze how various changes in different parts of the amino acid sequences affect the final products.” Proteins,...

    Design appassionati stopped by Corso Como 8 to feast their eyes on the Alcantara Magic Hotel, an artistic treat and a special feature of Milan Design Week 2016. A giant 2-D and 3-D art installation in Alcantara was designed to reproduce the facade of a real hotel. Conceived and created by Gentucca Bini, the art piece...

    Beckmans College of Design presented their “New Way Out” exhibition, sponsored by IKEA, during Stockholm Furniture Fair February 9-13, 2016. It featured outdoor furniture for urban areas made by third year students, including Märta Hägglund’s stainless steel and expanded metal loveseat. Sanna Gripner designed the...

    In 2016, a German designer was asked, for the first time, to conceive the “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage” at the international interiors show IMM in Cologne. Sebastian Herkner offered a sensual experience to visitors by creating a house that “is soft and aromatic, colorful and communicative, and which is able to change...

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    The International Interiors show not to miss, IMM Cologne ran successfully from January 18 to 24, 2016. This year visitors are talking about the collaborative exhibition “Touching Tales,” put together by Alcantara textiles and Damn° magazine. It stole the show by fusing serene style into the hustling and bustling...

    Personalized design just took a step beyond individual style: your DNA in printed form. Iona Inglesby, design consultant at GENEU, launched the startup Dot One in 2015 to be the world’s first DNA lab that uses microchip technology. Dot One engages design as a tool for the exchange of ideas. Inglesby was struck with...

    In the spirit of connected and smart cities and objects, a theme presented during trade fair Batimat in Paris, digital technology in textiles mixes design, art and sociology. Popkalab team Ricardo O’Nascimento, Erik Overmeire and Tineke Van Hilten created pillows that talk, a project commissioned by BLESS. The pillows...

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