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The industrial beauty of Kvadrat textile production

Recently, a new chapter of industrialisation has begun at Kvadrat. By investing in Wooltex, Gaudium and Innvik, three significant European textile suppliers, they have become directly involved in the manufacturing processes of their textiles.

Rug with character and old rug weaving traditions

In weaving terminology, a ply is two or more strands combined in one thread. The colours are mixed within the 6-ply weft in the rug, instead of in the woven structure, creating a vibrant and sophisticated appearance. The diagonal corner tassels are integrated as a finishing detail and as a testament to the craftsmanship in a rug.

Zieharsofika, a stiff cushion from a flat foam mat

By re-thinking cushioning techniques, the project uses conventional rubber foam mats which, with the help of elastic bands, come out as an ornamental form. The rectangular foam mat remains at a stretch and is only changed by layering and gathering it. Compared to common upholstery technics Zieharsofika achives the same result by compressing the foam. The gathering causes a strong and stiff core while the surface is still flexible and soft.

What is the future of these garments that are so deeply rooted in the past?

What makes Japanese denim special is not only the materials, machinery, and techniques, but also the people and ideas behind the process. This film reveals the intense passion and insight behind Japanese denim, but also poses the question; what is the future of these garments that are so deeply rooted in the past?

Knickerbocker. Away from speed, from mass and from thoughtless consumption

As most brands move toward what’s fast, cheap, and easy, Knickerbocker Manufacturing Co. reminds us the value of the opposite — away from speed, away from mass, away from thoughtless consumption.

A lamp inspired by the Portuguese roofs

Roof tiles is a lamp inspired by the Portuguese roofs. The metal sheet is bend and covered with Burel felt worked in order to make reference to the roof tiles, recreating the comfort and protection roofs offers to buildings.

Embroidery hoop becomes a wall clock

A wall clock which is originated from all the tools to cross stitch. Just a quartz machine was added. The process itself becomes the object of contemplation where the tool to fix the embroidering canvas, becomes the frame for the clock and the embroidered motifs becomes the reference numbers.

Ostrich Pillow 100% Hand made in Spain by Studio Banana Things

Ostrich Pillow is a revolutionary power-napping device designed by Kawamura-Ganjavian. It has been designed to allow you to catch some sleep whilst on the go, it is filled with special silent silicon micro-beads to enhance sound reduction whilst remaining light-weight. Its smart adjustable elastic ring allows power-nappers of different sizes to use it comfortably. The carefully sourced fabric is extremely soft, making you feel cosy enough to literally drift away anywhere.

Everything you buy is rubbish

Everything you buy us rubbish is about the out of sight and out of mind legacy of the modern consumer. Taking the shoe as a prime example: What used to be a hand crafted item made to last and designed to be repairable, now spends an almost insignificant amount of time on the ground doing what it was made for.

How Primeknit was born

While sport shoes are usually made from many separate pieces, the Primeknit method digitally knits the entire upper in just one piece. Knitting fused yarn allows us to fine-tune the exact amount of flexibility and support needed in every part of the shoe. This means lightweight comfort that wraps seamlessly around your foot, whilst fewer materials produce less waste.

A collaborative open production line for shoe making

It is an experimental system focused on illustrating the possibility of a transparent, open and collaborative production line for shoe making and design. Don’t Run – Beta is intent on highlighting a possible alternative to mass production through small scale on demand digital fabrication.

Hardened Leather Chair

Hardened Leather Chair is made with an old technique for hardening leather in a 100% natural way. The technique has been used for corsets and armours, and is now being used as self-supported upholstery for a dining chair. The shape of the chair, which is commonly seen in plastic, gets a Nordic materiality by the use of leather and the frame of wood. Natural treated leather and ash wood for the structure.

Fragmented Memory Process. Phillip Stearns and Glitch Textiles

The project uses digital practices and processes to blur the lines between photography, data visualization, textile design, and computer science.

Membrane – A touch me cloth by Fafankula

‘Membrane – a touch me cloth’ is an interactive installation that reacts to your touch in an unusual way. Thanks to organic structure of the fabric-screen you can just FEEL it reacting.

Handmade Yorkshire – Tony Slinger Footwear

Today we present the first film of series based on hand made items within the Yorkshire region in the United Kingdom. The Series will explore the personal lives of the people and families that bring these items to life either for a hobby or profession.
Tony Slinger, a bespoke shoe maker spares his time to speak about his career history and the traditional methods used for producing some of Yorkshires finest leather shoes.

Documentary Helen Rodel by Estudos MMX

Documentary video that unveils the development of the collection Estudos MMXI, where the camera approachs the manual techniques used as a platforms by designer Helen Rödel, as well as her creative process and the context of her conception. The video also reveal the designer’s thoughts about the paradox of the time between weaving and thinking.

Envolta by Júlia Esqué

Júlia Esqué is a young designer from Barcelona who has worked for the re-interpretation of the 1988 Delta Prize , the “Coqueta” Chair by Pete Sans. The main attractive feature of the chair is the use of a belt that supports the tension generated by the weight of the user and prevents the arch opening of the legs. Thus, Júlia’s work has been inspired by the belt. Most importantly, because this part is the meeting point between the chair and the new proposal. It is mandatory for the proper use of the object by conceptualising about the tension that occurs in the chair use. Therefore, the aim of Envolta (which in catalan means “to wrap”) is to create something that serves to transport these items linking the subject with a belt. Turning one extreme inside the belt buckle get tense and holding the object.

N12 bikini by Continuum Fashion

The N12 bikini is the world’s first ready-to-wear, completely 3D-printed article of clothing. All of the pieces, closures included, are made directly by 3D printing and snap together without any sewing. N12 represents the beginning of what is possible for the near future.

Hyperfuse, Performance Driving Aesthetic by Nike

Nike presents a new video highlighting the company’s recent implementation of Hyperfuse technology on some of its most iconic footwear models, including the Air Force 1, Dunk, Air Max 1 and Air Max 90.

Face to Face by Brian Frandsen & Kolding School

Brian Frandsen made Face to Face from carpets with the coorporation from egecarpets.

Individually crafted shoes by Vialis Handmade

The history of Vialis shoes is an authentic Spanish tale.The quality of the materials, comfort, originality and authentic styling also play their part… Vialis shoes are made primarily from Italian leather and rely on an environmentally friendly vegetable tanning process. Sarenza is committed to offering you Vialis creations.

Unravel knitwear in fashion by Bauke Knottnerus

Phat Knits created by Dutch designer Bauke Knottnerus is a series of brilliantly over scaled furniture pieces. Despite the fact that the designer claims that he doesn’t really see himself as a furniture designer. “I’m more like a material designer,” he explains. “These things I make could end up as furniture or as textiles, it’s more like creating media that can be used to construct a coat or a carpet or a curtain.


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