Design Stories

Made by Rain: Textile register of rain fall by Aliki van der Kruijs

Is it possible to wear the weather? That’s what the Dutch artist Aliki van der Kruijs asked herself. The result is a concept in which rainfall is recorded on textile, called ‘Made by Rain’, where she developed her own technique: pluviagraphy. Following this technique, the textiles form a collection of weather data: a growing collection…

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Tactile Perception and renewal of our burial-traditions by Lisa Merk

A new concept to our burial-traditions. Lisa Merk: This concept is a suggestion to change our burial habits, specifically cremation, into a biodegradable system. I wanted to find a way to include mourning relatives actively into the funeral service. The story goes like this: At the funeral ceremony there are mini-urns kept ready for every mourner.…

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SEA ME: sea algae yarn by Nienke Hoogvlietand

How about using bio materials to replace plastic objects? Nienke Hoogvliet decided to research the use of a bio material – seaweed – to create a more sustainable solution in the textile industry. She researches how to use seaweed as a sustainable textile dye and how to create a sustainable seaweed yarn. This research was developed after the…

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Comfort on the Go by Chrissie Coerman

This project is an exploration of the interfaces between fashion and interior design and ways to make static objects wearable. An intimate piece of home, not constrained to a location but an extension of yourself. A bag that contains a double function: besides their purpose as a bag they also provide a relaxation object for on…

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ecoBirdy children’s furniture: a whole system of circular design

Based in Antwerp, the designers behind ecoBirdy did not merely create another children’s furniture brand, they created a whole system: from the collection and recycling of old, unused plastic toys to the design and production of the furniture (all done in Europe). In order to introduce youngsters to the concept of circular design, ecoBirdy has chosen to…

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Respecting time and nature: Wool Design by Ines Schertel

A love story for wool and nature. Ines Schertel: I’ve never lived in the countryside! I’m a city girl! I’m from Porto Alegre, the capital of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, in Brazil’s deep south. 30 years ago I moved to São Paulo, Brazil’s largest city. About that time, we bought a beautiful…

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‘Sherazade’ and the female role by Siba Sahabi

‘Sherazade’ is the most famous Persian female character and storyteller of One Thousand and One Nights (also known as The Arabian Nights). This collection of West and South Asian stories dates back to the 9th century and was translated by the French writer Antoine Galland in 1717. In the 18th and 19th century, the heroin…

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The future of Materials by Jen Keane

Jen Keane is a designer and researcher working in between the disciplines of design and science, technology and craft. Her work is based on the exploration of sustainable and biological solutions to design a new generation of hybrid materials. The beginning Jen Keane: As a designer, I was always interested in how things were made and materiality…

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Brisa: a fashion brand focused on slow tailoring

“Slow fashion sees the consumer and their habits as an important part of the chain. Contrary to what one might think, slow fashion is not a concept based on time, but on quality, which in the end evidently has something to do with the time devoted to the product.” Slow Fashion Design Brisa:  We’re a…

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Antonio – a handmade story

Ana and Sara Mateus, sisters and designers are the second generation of this family business with a 40-year history to its name. This legacy left to them by their father, António, inspired them to create a brand name in his honor. «We believe in a world where people and the environment are essential. Creating a brand…

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