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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.

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.

IKEA connecting social entrepreneurs in rural India to the global market

What does a typical IKEA supplier look like? Maybe you imagine a large factory filled with people making thousands of products a day. But we also work with much smaller producers. Artisans of handmade crafts, producing limited numbers of unique items. Meet the social entrepreneurs whose businesses are changing the lives of people in their communities.

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.

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.

Making-Of Pointer 2013 Art Campaign

Once printed, these two-dimensional, “flat” photos were then re-shot in the studio, using lighting and sheets of coloured perspex to physically “build” the images up and out, to create an added sense of dimension and perspective.

Gentleman’s Thing by Steven Visser

Steven Visser is a recent graduate from the Artez academy in Arnhem. He created the collection ‘A Gentleman’s Thing’ because he felt that today’s street wear in certain ways mirrors the efforts for self presentation of the gentleman from back in the days.

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.

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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