TacTilesnr. 274

Glue free installation method for carpet tiles. TacTiles™ are small, clear plastic adhesive squares meant to place underneath carpet tiles to fix them firmly to each other. This patented system creates a ’floating’ floor layer - so the flooring is firmly secured but not stuck permanently in place. TacTiles™ come in small cardboard boxes that are easy to carry, transport and recycle. TacTiles™ have drastically less impact on the environment compared to traditional glue. The product virtually eliminates VOC (volatile organic compounds) and unpleasant odours.

repair and renewal
smart processing
manufacturerInterface
designerInterface
Cork Lampnr. 283

This spotlight lamp is handcrafted by artisans in Algarve, southern Portugal. The shape makes best use of the dimensions of prefabricated blocks available in the region. Moreover it benefits from the material’s insulating behaviour. Cork is a unique material that can offer sophisticated solutions. The home project explores the features and possibilities of cork as a natural, eco-material for industrial design applications. Cork is irreplaceable in some specialised heat resistant and lightweight high-tech applications.

smart processing
strong and lightweight
manufacturerthe home project
designerAntonio Luz
PeR, PeR+nr. 300

The carpets presented are part of a designresearch project about how to design for perceptive qualities in artefacts. The project is an investigation about how perceptive product behaviour can be designed. The carpet houses sensing and actuating capabilities that are integrated with the textile yarns and tufting technique. This enables a body of light to behave within the carpet. The explorations investigated the integration of electronics, materials and dynamic qualities of the behaviour.

smart processing
affinity and wellbeing
manufacturerEindhoven University of
Technology, Department of Industrial Design
designerEva Deckers
Stratigraphic Porcelainnr. 295

There is a new species of design, semi-industrial craft, and although the definition of craft often refers to work by hand, in this context it reflects a renewed interest in building knowledge through repetition and practice of a skilled trade using the aid of tools. Unfold’s 3D printer for ceramics not only harnesses the potential of new technology and materials but also projects the past history of specific techniques into the future. The printer has a great resonance with the way traditional potters handled clay, however because of its ability to produce such fine layers, new forms are possible.

repair and renewal
smart processing
manufacturerUnfold
designerUnfold
Pronkpaknr. 331

Inspired by alternative ways of manufacturing clothing, textile parts are casted to each other. By using moulds, rubber is attached directly onto the fabric. Inspired by 1920s bathing suits, Chamilaki combines specially developed sheer knits with silky Lycra. Smooth rubber trimming along the edges eliminates the need for seams, while providing a decorative detail. Functionality is combined with the aesthetic values; some parts are glued and some parts can be taken off.

Applied materials: Lycra, rubber, shrink yarn and latex is used.

smart processing
manufacturerde-factorij.nl
TextielMuseum
Design Academy Eindhoven
designerIonie Chamilaki
Sabi IInr. 275

The Sabi II collection features fresh, contemporary carpet tiles. The tiles are made with 100% recycled yarn well as a high level of recycled backing. Also, its microtufted loop pile construction is much lighter, reducing environmental impact. Inspired by Japanese minimalism, this highly sustainable product offers the ideal compromise between performance and aesthetics of hard floors and the designs and colour choice of soft flooring.

repair and renewal
smart processing
manufacturerInterface
designerInterface
Fotosferanr. 306

Fotosfera is the first commercial carpet tile collection made from a yarn with 63% bio-based nylon from Interface. The key ingredient? Oil from the seeds of the castor bean plants. Castor plants are readily renewable, resilient and exceptionally low-maintenance. 70% of the world’s castor oil plants are grown in India, in hot, arid conditions where they require water as little as once in up to 25 days. Crucially, the plants are an important source of additional income for rural farmers.

repair and renewal
smart processing
manufacturerInterface
designerInterface
Erutannr. 271

An ERUTAN® carpet does not use synthetic materials such as latex. It is the first carpet in the world with a fully closed biological cycle. At the end of an ERUTAN® carpets life, the carpet can be used for a second purpose, such as landscaping products or as a substrate for growing fruits and vegetables. With ERUTAN® waste will no longer be produced. ERUTAN® gives everything back to Mother Nature and sustainability is fully guaranteed.

repair and renewal
manufacturerErutan
designerChris Reutelingsperger
Facet Heels & Accessoriesnr. 296

Facet Heels are shoes and accessories made of cardboard with a laser cutter. The shoes were designed by Winde Rienstra and worn by her models during her fashion show at Amsterdam Fashion Week, presenting part of the 2012 "Reflections In Facets" collection. Every shoe is made out of a number of layers of ordinary cardboard that are laser cut and glued together. A production process that leads to interesting and innovative new products.

repair and renewal
smart processing
manufacturerWinde Rienstra
designerWinde Rienstra
Tartrazine Brochenr. 290

The designer Nhat-Vu Dang concentrates on more than mere finery. The playful secrets of his jewellery are meant to stimulate the conversation between strangers, as a sort of social lubricant. By using sturdy forms and bright colours, Dang does not only want to connect one person with another, but also to connect everybody with contemporary jewellery. The humble nature of the materials he uses (cardboard and rubber band) is compensated by the extreme precision with which he handles them.

affinity and wellbeing
alternative energy use
manufacturerGallerie Rob Koudijs
designerNhat-Vu Dang
Cloudspeakernr. 304

What would your music taste look like if it was an object? Cloudspeaker is a conceptual work to create loudspeakers that parametrically reflect the musical taste of their owner. It is realised by means of rapid manufacturing technology. Exemplary for all possible shapes the speakers can take on three objects representing metal, pop and ambient oriented music profiles were generated. The objects are lasersintered in polyamide.

smart processing
affinity and wellbeing
manufacturerSHAPES iN PLAY
designerJohanna Spath,
Johannes Tsopanides
Precious Wastenr. 289

Precious Waste is a textile made of used plastic shopping bags that were hand spun into fine yarns and then woven into textile. The carefully handcrafted fabric contrasts markedly with the cheap mass-produced bags out of which it was made. This type of processing enormously extends the life-span of waste plastic. Because no other material needs to be added, it remains recyclable.

repair and renewal
smart processing
manufacturerMichelle Baggerman
designerMichelle Baggerman
Metropolisnr. 277

This collection contains 15 products. Bisanzio, Etruria, Histonium and Hydropolis consist of 100% recycled yarn. Also the other products contain pre-consumer and post-consumer recycled yarn material and the backings contain pre-consumer recycled material, minimizing environmental impact.

repair and renewal
smart processing
manufacturerInterface
designerInterface
Flöknr. 310

Our lamp-shade explores the structural properties of compressed wool (felt). The thinking that underpinned our design was simplicity - we wanted a single laser-cut piece with no joins or assembly required - in a natural material with minimal wastage. The result is a physically soft shade providing all-round, diffused light. Further development work will experiment with concentric patterning and overall size (diameter) - thereby redefining and optimising the overall shape - or ’flumpiness!’ - and diffusion effects. Applied materials: Wool Felt 5 mm natural sheep wool coloured to blue, nr 59, lamp-fitting.

smart processing
manufacturerImagination
Lancaster
designerLaura Morris & John Chisholm
Waterloopnr. 285

For water, by water and about water. The designers express their fascination with water in designs for the Audax Textielmuseum Tilburg. Textile and water do not seem to have much in common, but they are definitely connected by the industry, one of the biggest polluters of water in the world. The designers didn’t just portray water, but developed production methods that save water. The research has resulted in a series of textiles named ’Waterloop’ (Flow of water). Applied materials: bamboo, cotton, linen.

repair and renewal
smart processing
manufacturerCommissioned by TextielMuseum
designerStudio Maarten Kolk & Guus Kusters
To Hold a Butterflynr. 288

The butterfly ring reacts to the motion or the kinetic energy of the wearer’s fingers. A gentle movement of the fingers makes the butterfly ’flutter’ on the wearer’s hand. The butterfly broche can be worn anywhere on the body, attaching to cloth in a fashion reminiscent of a mosquito’s bite. O. Roth projects a simultaneous feeling of both the natural world and the virtual world. He wants to create a place for changing, temporary and life-brimming nature. Applied materials: silver, stainless steel.

affinity and wellbeing
alternative energy use
manufacturerMerav O. Roth
designerMerav O. Roth
Mille Foglie Paper Objectsnr. 242

Mille Foglie means thousand layers. Pressed toilet paper rolls and wallpaper glue give the stools a strong construction, leading to a decorative element at the same time. The unpredictable outcome is a result of the drying process. Highly compressed open structures can be applied as wall coverings or architectural applications and has a sound absorbing capacity. Loose open structures are suitable to be applied freely on the wall or as a room divider. Objects are handmade in limited series. Applied materials: kitchen or toilet paper, wallpaper glue based on potato starch. Renewable and recyclable.

repair and renewal
manufacturerAnnette V. Huizing
designerAnnette V. Huizing
Smart Energy Glassnr. 291

Smart Energy Glass enables you to adjust the intensity of a light. It switches to a bright or a dark state. The light held back is converted into energy and used to operate the electronics in the glass. In this way, no external power is needed for switching. The glass can be supplied in many different colours to fit different architectural designs. Smart Energy Glass is still under development.

smart processing
alternative energy use
manufacturerPeer+
designerPeer+
de-factorij.nlnr. 333

de-factorij.nl is an open workshop based in the ’Klokgebouw’ in Eindhoven, where you can make use of digital manufacturing machines like a laser cutter and vinyl cutter for a small fee. This lab is part of the FabLab community, where all FabLabs in the world can connect and share knowledge. de-factorij.nl is part of the cooperative ’Founded By All’. This is the creative platform in Eindhoven where entrepreneurs in the field of design and technology work together, and challenge and inspire each other on a daily basis. Applied materials: birch wood and various PVC free materials.

smart processing
manufacturerde-factorij.nl
designerFiona van de Geijn
Tyvek® Air Cargo Coversnr. 346

DuPont™ Tyvek® Air Cargo Covers provide pharmaceutical companies and logistics providers with thermal protection for goods in air transit. The covers provide a reliable and affordable means of protecting goods at controlled room temperature. They have been developed to address heat flow mechanisms at work in fluctuating air temperature scenarios found in cargo logistics, work through a combination of three complementary mechanisms; white highly reflective surface with a metallised inner surface presenting a radiant barrier and Tyvek® material’s inherent vapour permeability. Applied materials: Tyvek® is made of 100% Polyethylene (HDPE) and can be recycled into new Polyethylene goods after usage, that results in less energy and resource consumption, and less material waste.

strong and lightweight
manufacturerDuPont™ de Nemours S.à.r.l.
designerSylvan Wallerich DuPont™ Luxembourg S.à.r.l.
Prismnr. 81

The Danish textile designer and weaver Annemette Beck works from the basic principles of weaving and experiments with new combination of structures and materials. In this project the designer uses strong paper yarns. The paper weaving can be used for room dividers, blinds, panels and wall hangings. Applied materials: yarns from bleached kraft paper. Paper is produced from regenerative natural sources like cotton and pine trees and the spun yarn is biodegradable and recyclable.

repair and renewal
manufacturerAnnemette Beck
Design Studio
designerAnnemette Beck
Too beautiful to hidenr. 270

Past and present generations know that a hot water bottle is a simple way to stay warm. With its soft skin and unique aesthetics, this one becomes too beautiful to hide. From something that is often hidden, this hot water bottle is now an object you don’t want to put away. The hot water bottle tends to be an underappreciated product. The designer wanted to reflect the feeling the bottle gives you in the aesthetics of the product. Applied materials: ABS, PVC with flock.

affinity and wellbeing
manufacturerDroog
designerWendy Legro
Noumenon12SS 3D Systemsnr. 294

Tri Nouio is the creative force behind Noumenon, a clothing brand breaking new ground in the fashion scene. Nouios first collection references a collision between modern technology and natural elements, without being gimmicky. It has been optimised to be looked at wearing 3D glasses. Applied materials: polyester, chiffon.

smart processing
affinity and wellbeing
manufacturerNoumenon
designerTri Nouio,
Po-Huang Lin
Solar inbetweennr. 361

The primary functions of curtains have always been to provide insulation and shut out draughts. Solar inbetween can be actively used to store sustainable solar energy and give it back, by generating heat in the winter and by powering LED lights in the summer. The flexible solar panels, heating yarns and LEDs form a branching application, giving a lovely appearance of light shining through trees. In the winter, the inbetweens offer sustainable heating that is particularly perfect for older homes.

affinity and wellbeing
alternative energy use
manufacturerAniela Hoitink
designerAniela Hoitink
Product Piecesnr. 266

’Product Pieces’ is a garment design concept. By folding, five pieces of fabric with five different prints can be converted into five different designs. Product Pieces provides information about the clothing production process with prints by the graphic designer Michiel Schuurman. Each print is connected to a single step within the production process. It is clear how many steps there are and therefore how many people are involved. It is also clear who should be making money from the process and what a single piece should cost. This awareness is essential for sustainability.

smart processing
affinity and wellbeing
manufacturerBerber Soepboer (samples)
Textil Fab (future production)
designerBerber Soepboer
Biosfera Inr. 273

Biosfera I carpet tile collection is made using 100% recycled yarn and recycled materials in the backing. The tiles have minimal effects for the environment. Interface reduces the impact even further by using an incredibly small amount of yarn with Biosfera I Micro, without compromising performance.

repair and renewal
smart processing
manufacturerInterface
designerInterface
AirMasternr. 301

The carpet that clears the air. An assessment carried out by the World Health Organisation, indicates that an increasing range of adverse health effects can be linked to airborne particulate matter. Desso aims to contribute to improved indoor air quality, resulting in better health and wellbeing of people. Whether it is in the office, the classroom, retail outlets, airport lounges or healthcare environments, DESSO AirMaster® offers a flooring solution to drastically improve indoor air quality. With DESSO AirMaster® you can rely on the proven solution that captures and retains harmful fine dust from the air.

repair and renewal
smart processing
manufacturerDESSO
designerDESSO
Design Department
Blown Metalnr. 234

Blown metal® has been developed as an alternative to traditional metal forming processes; the method is a completely new way of cold forming pre-finished metal that creates a myriad of new possibilities for metal forms and new production methods. With a new aesthetic, blown metal is being used to transform the cold clinical properties of metals such as stainless steel into a softer more tactile material. Uses are unlimited: lighting, retail display, exhibition design, sculpture, architectural cladding, signage, logos, seating and product design.

Applied materials: stainless steel, full blown metals® is a patented process using flat pattern shapes, inflated under extreme pressure. (Different types of sheet metal, finishes can be applied prior to forming: polished, coloured, textured, embossed and etched)

strong and lightweight
manufacturerFull Blown Metals
designerStephen Newby
Snijlabnr. 307

Snijlab brings their designer knowledge, production techniques and materials together to physicalize digital designs. Snijlab offers an online laser cutting service to be able to make your own designs happen through laser cutting! Applied materials: various PVC free materials.

smart processing
manufacturerSnijlab
designerChristian Waber,
Jiskar Schmitz
Nano Puff Jacketnr. 255

Windproof and water-resistant, the Nano Puff® jacket is warm and incredibly lightweight. The low-bulk, hydro-phobic, highly compressible PrimaLoft® One insulation is weather-resistant, trim and provides seriously warm protection - even when wet. The wind-blocking, moisture-shedding 100% recycled polyester shell glides effortlessly, whether worn as a mid- or outer layer. Applied materials: 100% recycled polyester shell: 34-g, 15-denier. Insulation: 60-g PrimaLoft® One polyester. Lining: 100% recycled polyester (47-g, 22-denier) with Deluge® DWR (durable water repellent) finish.

repair and renewal
strong and lightweight
manufacturerPatagonia Europe
designerEric Rice
Net Effectnr. 341

Net Effect™ One is inspired both by the ocean’s life-giving power and its plight. This carpet tile collection is a collection of three textures, showcasing that precise moment when the sea foams into the shore. Net Effect™ contains 100 percent recycled content yarn. The yarn is made from various sources including commercial fishing nets and abandoned fishing nets collected by local fishermen in the Philippines via the Net-Works project. In this way, the growing environmental problem of discarded fishing nets in some of the world’s poorest coastal communities can be reduced. At the same time a viable waste stream has been found to feed the company’s ambitious post-consumer nylon recycling goals. Applied materials: 100% Recycled BCF Solution Dyed Nylon.

repair and renewal
smart processing
manufacturerInterface
designerInterface
PowerStructnr. 227

Vault structuring is a biomimetic method for forming 3D hexagonal structures in thin-walled materials such as metal, plastic sheet, cardboard and paper. It distinguishes itself from conventional sheet metal forming processes by a unique natural self-structuring (bio mimicry). The material ’plops in’ by itself instead of getting forced by large pressure. This uses less energy, resources and reduces the weight up to 40%. Due to the gentleness pre-coated or anodised (mirrored) surfaces can be used with no lost in surface quality. The materials gain additional synergetic properties; increased rigidity, diffuse and glare free light reflection for products in the lighting industry, reduction of unwanted drumming noise of thin walled products. Applied materials: vault structuring in different steel types and aluminium.

smart processing
strong and lightweight
manufacturerDr. Mirtsch GmbH
designerDr. Mirtsch GmbH
Soundplotternr. 303

Soundplotter is an interactive concept that deals with the transformation of sound into a physical object - a vase. It is based on the idea that sound input can generate 3D shapes. Furthermore Soundplotter is an attempt to answer the question of how products in the future can be generated more intuitively when the designer leaves space for interaction between user and object. The vases are produced as unique pieces. The objects are laser sintered in polyamide.

 

smart processing
affinity and wellbeing
manufacturerSHAPES iN PLAY
designerJohanna Spath
Johannes Tsopanides
Hemp Cushionsnr. 336

The relation between nature and culture is a recurrent topic in social and philosophical debates. Nature or nurture? The designer got fascinated by the tensions between technological possibilities and formal or conceptual ideas; by manual techniques that allow errors and mechanical techniques that faultlessly perform what is programmed. Verbrugge explored these issues through the use of ecological and recycled building materials and textiles. The resulting designs prove especially useful in terms of acoustics, warmth and light. Applied materials: screen printed hemp, sewn with hand painted cotton cord.

repair and renewal
manufacturerViktoria Verbrugge
designerViktoria Verbrugge
€1,- per minute designnr. 282

’€1,- per minute design’ is a project where the printing time determines the price of the product. 3D printing contributes directly to open source design. The resulting vases, bracelets, cups etc. are made using biodegradable plastics. The products are made on demand and paid per minute, all using biodegradable plastic (PLA - Poly Lactic Acid). With digital fabrication, products can be sent all over the world via the internet. Logistics and storage is no longer necessary. 3D printing techniques use one material many times, making it easy to recycle.

repair and renewal
smart processing
manufacturer€1,- per minute design
designerJoris van Tubergen
Geckonr. 185

Thanks to its adhesive back coating, Gecko adheres to all pore-free surfaces. It has been tested and found to be particularly well suited for applications on unstructured float glass. The working of the foil, designed for interior applications, is based on research of the Gecko and the way this creature adheres to smooth surfaces. Gecko in a nutshell: direct application on glass surfaces - no particular suspension technique or conversion necessary - can be used several times and can be cleaned - leaves no residues and loses none of its adhesive power - available in several different colours and structures.

Applied materials: fabric with an adhesive silicon layer based on bio mimicry principles, replaceable, durable.

smart processing
manufacturerAgentuur 99 (distributor)
designerCréation Baumann Designteam
Lagartanr. 268

Lagarta is an interactive, playful infinite modular seating system. You can always add another ball to the seat, fitting the hollow in the curved part of the next ball. Lagarta modular seat provides a sensorial experience in any get together. The agglomerated expanded cork is the most sustainable kind of cork composite. The seats are made directly from a block of agglomerated expanded cork, and then finished with an invisible layer of water-based varnish.

repair and renewal
strong and lightweight
manufacturerCORQUE DESIGN
designerAna Mestre
Changeablesnr. 340

A DIY (Do It Yourself) tool for the upcycling of textiles. With the modular designed system and easy (dis)assembly, she anticipates on the future (re)use, improvisation and adaptation of products. Every daily left-over fabric can be used to create your own personalised fashionable bag.

Applied materials: assembly from PLA (Polylactic Acid), created by fused deposition modelling (FDM). PLA is a biodegradable plastic, made out of renewable recourses.

repair and renewal
affinity and wellbeing
manufacturerEva Pannecoucke
designerEva Pannecoucke
Textiles ACOUSTICSnr. 298

Silent Space collection of acoustic textiles, created through a CTI research project. These light and transparent materials efficiently absorb noise, while allowing light through to retain a sense of connection with the outside. The results are innovative fabrics with excellent sound-absorption properties, opening up many new interior design opportunities. The fabrics absorb on average nearly 5 times more noise than common sheer fabrics.

affinity and wellbeing
manufacturerAnnette Douglas
Textiles AG
designerAnnette Douglas
Textiles AG
’Unpaper’ Laptop Sleevenr. 350

This is not a typical laptop sleeve. This laptop sleeve is made of Tyvek® and it protects your laptop from scratches and bumps and is at the same time an elegant solution to offer more privacy while working on the go. When opening the sleeve, the sides unfold like a paper accordion and create a shielded workspace – giving you the space to concentrate without distraction. Because it is made of Tyvek®, it is very light but sturdy at the same time – great to protect your laptop and your data wherever you go.

Applied materials: Tyvek®, glue.

strong and lightweight
manufacturerJulie Conrad
designerJulie Conrad
Eclipsenr. 269

A handbag that charges your mobile, helps find your keys and looks great! During the day, solar sequins power your mobile devices. When it gets dark, opening the bag activates a beautiful glowing pattern generated by embroidered optical fibres. A driving force was the desire to realise a textile photovoltaic surface (a solar energy harvesting surface) that offers maximum design freedom while still highly efficient.

alternative energy use
manufacturerForster-Rohner
designerDiffus Design
(Hanne Louise Johannesen,
Michel Guglielmi)
Metissenr. 335

Metisse is an insulation material made out of recycled cotton - mostly jeans. Metisse is produced with as less energy as possible and has a high thermal and acoustic insulation value. Applied materials: 85% cotton, "Debokeur".

repair and renewal
smart processing
manufacturerVRK Isolatie
designerMetisse
Sugrunr. 343

Sugru is the exciting new self-setting rubber that can be formed by hand. It moulds like play-dough, bonds to almost anything and turns into a strong, flexible silicone rubber overnight. Developed by a team of product designers and material scientists, Sugru’s patented technology is unique in its combination of hand-formability, self-adhesion and flexibility when cured. Its durable properties mean it’s comfortable in extreme environments from the dishwasher to the ocean in Antarctica.

Applied materials: Sugru is a patented one-part silicone technology; a small amount of Sugru can help to prolong the life of complex and large items.

repair and renewal
affinity and wellbeing
manufacturerSugru
FormFormForm Ltd.
designerJane ni Dhulchaointigh
Soften Acousticsnr. 297

Soften has produced a wide range of innovative acoustic panels and elements. They are designed attractive elements in any space and offer excellent acoustic performance. The acoustic panels are made of 100% polyester felt cloth and are manufactured without solvents or other chemicals. The material employed is recyclable and allergy friendly. The panels are safe in use, with no breakable parts. The acoustic filling is made of new or recycled polyester fibres. Soften is made in Finland.

repair and renewal
strong and lightweight
manufacturerSoften
designerSoften
Syncopation IInr. 276

Interface presents a striking carpet tile collection, combining texture and colour with 100% recycled yarn to great effect. Syncopation II is inspired by the surprise and excitement of the syncopated rhythms of jazz: just when you least expect it, the pattern breaks and jumps from loop pile to cut pile, creating a distinctive textural effect.

repair and renewal
smart processing
manufacturerInterface
designerInterface
’Unpaper’ Room Dividernr. 349

Julie Conrad designed a removable flexible room divider out of Tyvek®. It can be used as a separate wall or as a fanning out screen. The extandable partition can be made into a free- standing wall or a fanned out screen.The structure of Tyvek® becomes apparent when light falls through the semitranslucent material and creates a play of light and shade. Unfolded in no time, it can be used to hide, divide or decorate.

Applied materials: Tyvek®, wood, yarn.

strong and lightweight
manufacturerJulie Conrad
designerJulie Conrad
Integral Foamed Concretenr. 278

Integral foamed concrete is a new material invented by Jacob Alkema and Wim Poelman. Integral foam means foam surrounded by a dense layer of the same material created directly during the production process. The production of concrete plays a substantial part in CO2 emission worldwide. The use of lightweight concrete elements diminish this. In a first experiment a proof of principle was carried out successfully. With this method the weight of a pre-fab element was reduced by more than 50%.

strong and lightweight
manufacturerJacob Alkema,
Koen Hermsen
designerJacob Alkema,
Wim Poelman
Silver Scale Collectionnr. 363

“Silver Scale Collection” is a series of rugs that are hand-made from industrial left-over material from a spinning mill, that creates yarn for carpet manufacturers.  The rug is made from little threads, that are intertwined into a thick yarn and are knitted in a large rug. The little threads are secured by a silver coating. This textile-coating creates a thick layer (like the silver scale of fish). The bottom of the rug (connected to anti-slip layer) reveals the multi-colored skin.

repair and renewal
affinity and wellbeing
manufacturerStudio Dust
designerAnnemarie Piscaer
researcherAnnemarie Piscaer
Visserij & Waterkleurennr. 286

The designer research for production methods that save water has resulted in a series of textiles called ’waterloop’, Dutch for flow of water. One line consists of a series of tea towels. Printed photos of ’colours of water’ (waterkleuren) are woven into them. Nine designs portray nine different locations. The second line consists of a table cloth and a grand foulard, entitled ’fishing’ (visserij). The cloth is printed in a graphic motive with a choice of 44 photographic images of water woven into the designs.

repair and renewal
smart processing
manufacturerCommissioned by TextielMuseum
designerStudio Maarten Kolk & Guus Kusters
Wall-E(motion)nr. 305

A modulable system of discs that function as an electrical circuit of soft conductive embroideries powering either LED patterns or flat speakers sewn on stretched membranes. The user easily connects the discs together via metallic clips securing a conductive bridge between the discs. The versatility of this unique system allows the user to locate the different outputs anywhere within the matrix of the curtain.

smart processing
affinity and wellbeing
manufacturerInnTex
(Riccardo Marchesi)
designerDiffus Design
NewspaperWoodnr. 261

Every day, piles of newspapers are discarded and recycled into new paper. Mieke Meijer has come up with a way to use this surplus of paper into a renewed material that is being developed in cooperation with Designlabel Vij5. When a NewspaperWood log is cut, the layers of paper appear like lines of a wood grain or the rings of a tree and resembles the aesthetic of wood. It can also be cut, milled and sanded comparable to real wood. NewspaperWood takes a small part of paper out of the existing circle of paper recycling, to up-cycle it into a new material. The glue used makes it possible to recycle the paper again.

Applied materials: numerous layers of newspaper, glued together into a ’tree-log’ in tabloid-size made through a special developed machine. Recycled and recyclable.

repair and renewal
manufacturerNewspaperWood BV
designerMieke Meijer
The beauty of the insignificantnr. 362

“Beauty of the insignificant” are series of rugs. Created from the most worthless material and thelowest input of energy. Using the industrial left over material: Dust (woolen bedsheet company). It has 2 types. First is felted into the washingmachine, and uses the energy of the hottest and longest program. Second series the rug is woven with the left over edges that are cut from the sidesof the first series. There is no waste in the production.

repair and renewal
affinity and wellbeing
manufacturerStudio Dust
designerAnnemarie Piscaer
researcherAnnemarie Piscaer
Weld Bagnr. 342

As a traditional craft orientated product designer de Groot strives to find innovation within the industry. For this collection de Groot collaborated with a company that normally produces work clothes, rain gear and waterbeds. They work with all kinds of PVC material which they process using a high-frequency welding technique. De Groot developed a line of bags consisting of a basic shopper, a sports bag, a beach bag and a laptop briefcase. This series took its shape from a folding technique that is commonly used for producing simple plastic shopping bags.

Applied materials: PVC, foam and leather. Assembled by high frequency welding.

smart processing
manufacturerDolfing Druten
designerJoris de Groot
The Energy Collectionnr. 344

This solar glassware gathers energy from the light around it. Whether you are drinking from your glass or have left it on the side, it is constantly working to gather energy. The specially designed cabinet itself function as a battery; it collects and stores this energy that can be used to charge or to power another device. Within each glass is a photovoltaic layer of dye Synthesized Solar Cells. This means that the properties of colour are being used to create an electrical current.

Applied materials: the materials used within the energy collection are dye sensitized solar cells, glass, copper and timber.

smart processing
alternative energy use
manufacturerSolaronix
Marjan van Aubel
designerMarjan van Aubel
’Visions of...’nr. 302

Desso ’Visions of’ carpet line: a unique combination of techniques, brought together in an unusual way. The ’Visions of’ range offers a blend of patented technology and unparalleled design and consists of three different products, each with a unique design. ’Visions of Flowers’ offers a pronounced floral pattern which is incorporated in the carpet tile design. A surprisingly abstract pattern is what gives ’Visions of Shards’ its distinctive look, whereas the inspiration for ’Visions of Lines’ comes from linear elements in monumental architectural design.

smart processing
manufacturerDESSO
designerDESSO
Design Department
Redefining Geneticsnr. 281

The vase Redefining Genetics is inspired by the underlying processes and principles in nature and science. It consists of 6,000 small rods which have been constructed manually with a 3D computer program. The vase is a reflection of the properties of rapid prototyping technique: SLS (Selective Laser Sintering), a Rapid Prototyping technique. For this project, Studio Jo Meesters collaborated with Willem Derks and TNO Industries in the application of Alumide, a material made up of aluminium and nylon powder.

smart processing
manufacturerTNO Industries,
Materialise
designerJo Meesters
Solar Sinternr. 287

Sand and Sunlight, fused by a 3D printing process with the Solar Sinter machine. The process of converting a powdery substance via a heating process into a solid form is known as sintering and has become a central process in design prototyping, known as 3D printing or SLS (Selective Laser Sintering). By using the sun’s rays instead of a laser and sand instead of resins, the designer developed an entirely new solar-powered machine and production process for making glass objects. This taps into the abundant supplies of sun and sand to be found in the deserts of the world.

smart processing
alternative energy use
manufacturerMarkus Kayser
designerMarkus Kayser
Terrinanr. 284

Terrina: Ceramic and cork bowls that can be used separately or together. The cork bowl protects surfaces and hands while preserving heat inside the ceramic bowl. Cork is a unique material that can offer sophisticated solutions. The home project explores the features and possibilities of cork as a natural, eco-material for industrial design applications. Besides being a regenerating and recyclable material, cork has specific behaviour that cannot be imitated by synthetic substitutes. For this reason, cork is irreplaceable in some specialised heat resistant and lightweight high-tech applications.

repair and renewal
strong and lightweight
manufacturerHandcrafted in Portugal
designerthe home project
The Well Proven Chairnr. 345

Understanding that there is 50% to 80% of timber wastage during normal manufacture, we looked at ways of incorporating waste shavings into design using bio-resin. A curious chemical reaction occurs when it is mixed with the shavings, expanding it into a foamed structure. By adding colour dye and varied-sized shavings from different workshop machines, a colourful, lightweight and mouldable material was created, reinforced by the fibres in the hardwood shavings. Applied materials: ash, wood shavings, bioresin.

repair and renewal
smart processing
manufacturerWell Proven Studio
designerMarjan van Aubel,
James Shaw
Inflection & Wooden Shoesnr. 332

Inflection is a neck protector made from intricate laser-cut wood, so delicate it can flex around the body’s curves. The neck protector is created out of 3 mm birch wood and laser cut so it becomes flexible. Wooden Shoes are shoes that you can customize yourself by changing the textile band or the laser cut birch parts. By constructing the pieces, the form of the shoe appears. Applied materials: birch wood and textile band.

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manufacturerde-factorij.nl
designerRomina Hermans
’Unpaper’ Furniturenr. 348

Also for interiors Tyvek® has proven to be suitable as material. Inspired by the looks of a book, Julie Conrad designed a piece of furniture that can be a side table as well as a reading chair. The seat can be used as a simple bench, or slightly opened to unveil the padded seat and backrest. She has sewn the materials as a cushion filled with foam.

Applied materials: Tyvek®, wood, foam, yarn.

strong and lightweight
manufacturerJulie Conrad
designerJulie Conrad
Wakka Wakka Wakkanr. 312

The lamp explores both novel ways of jointing materials as well as the desire to produce interesting shadows and in particular it draws inspiration from the aesthetic of early video games in particular the limited ’blocky’ graphics. Using classic Namco game Pac-Man as inspiration it seemed an interesting challenge to make the Pac-Man character hold the lamp together whilst chasing the ghosts through the mazes of the games. Applied materials: Birch laser cut plywood 3 mm, Acrylic 3 mm, commercial light fitting.

manufacturerImagination
Lancaster
designerPaul Coulton
t.e. 70 / t.e. 83nr. 258

T.e. introduces lighting objects as part of ’the Flax Project’, a new collection designed by Christien Meindertsma. It consists of different objects, based on the contemporary handwriting of Meindertsma in perfect harmony with the traditional Dutch 16th century cordage industry. By analysing the history of this craft, she has reduced the ropery to the original Dutch material: flax. The filaments from the Dutch farmhouse, are spun in flax yarns, after which these are twisted into strands. The fresh design approach to the very old techniques as spinning, weaving, twining and splitting, has resulted in this lighting object, developed together with Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen.

Applied materials: flax ropes, knotted and braided around electricity wires.

repair and renewal
affinity and wellbeing
manufacturerThomas Eyck
designerChristien Meindertsma
Luminous Textilenr. 292

Luminous textile is a revolutionary new way to enhance interiors with light, texture and dynamic content. It integrates multi-coloured LEDs within textile panels to give you the ultimate creative freedom. Firstly you can choose the size and number of panels as well as how you arrange them. Then there’s an array of beautiful white or coloured textiles to choose from, including velvet-like fabrics and delicate weaves. And finally, you have total control of the dynamic content.

smart processing
affinity and wellbeing
manufacturerPhilips
designerPhilips Design Team
Make do and Mendnr. 267

How is it possible to prolong the life of textile pieces? A search for materials and ways to develop textiles brought us to textiles that age in aesthetic and surprising ways. One result of this study is a velvet fabric with a surprising first layer. This layer slowly becomes visible as the velvet loses threads from its upper layer. Wear and tear is used to create a new design. Old repair techniques and textile samplers were an historic lead.

repair and renewal
affinity and wellbeing
manufacturerClara Vankerschaver
(repairs),
(velvet fabrics) Devantex
designerClara Vankerschaver
Snake & Molting Legwearnr. 308

The legwear is inspired from animal’s molt, and translated in a body ornament. Made out of laser cut textile, the tights become textured through the shape of the body. The ornament evolves by movements. It ages and breaks like a skin. Applied materials: various laser cut textiles.

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manufacturerAudax Textiel Museum
Tilburg
designerCamille Cortet
Flax Fiber Composite Materialsnr. 339

Flax Fiber composite materials are made from flax fibres woven into a linen fabric that is impregnated with a solution. The material is gaining importance in different business sectors. Usually used as an ecological alternative to carbon, flax composite is very strong and absorbs a high amount of vibrations which is beneficial for sports applications. Different products have been realized for instance in safety (helmets), design (art), automotive (cars), industrial (windmills), aerospace (airplanes), marine (boats) and sports (golf, ballet). Applied materials: impregnation of linen fabrics. Flax is a natural fibre which needs no irrigation and very few chemicals during its growth. The fibres are 100% biodegradable and in production, every part of the plant is used.

repair and renewal
smart processing
manufacturerLibeco
Lineo (realisation)
Botanical Ceramicsnr. 280

In search of innovation within traditional crafts, Botanical Vases are born from a research project based on the possibilities of combining traditional crafts with technological and industrial production methods. The series of containers are manufactured using rapid prototyping technology based on the idea of flower bulbs as natural vessels. For materials polyamide (nylon) is used, that can be reused.

smart processing
manufacturerTNO Industries,
Materialise
designerJo Meesters
2.6g 329m/snr. 279

This designer is showing a sample of bulletproof skin. Impossible? Not anymore. Spider silk thread is much stronger than steel. Woven, it is capable of resisting the impact of a bullet. Could we be protected from bullets in the future if spider silk could be implanted or produced by human skin? There are interesting biomedical implications. A typical bulletproof vest should protect you from a 0.22 calibre long rifle bullet - 2.6g 329m/s are the maximum weight and velocity. Spider silk products can match this. Spider silk is an exciting material and shows how artistic and technological minds can come together.

repair and renewal
smart processing
manufacturerJalila Essaïdi
designerJalila Essaïdi
Don’t run - beta Shoesnr. 334

Initiated by Eugenia Morpurgo and Juan Montero, ’Don’t run’- explores the possibility of a collaborative open production line for shoe making and design. The use of rapid manufacturing machines such as laser cutters are used alongside revised and simplified assembly methods to introduce a new form of manufacturing to the high street. Creating an entirely personal and innovative system of production and consumption. ’Don’t run - beta’ is an ongoing project developed by various designers.

Applied materials: laser cut leather and EVA.

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manufacturerde-factorij.nl
designerDon’t run - beta
If Pac-Mannr. 311

"If Pac-Man had affected us as kids, we’d all be running around in dark rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive electronic music." As a game designer I am particularly fond of the 8-Bit aesthetic of many early games and drew inspiration from this quote related to PAC-MAN to create a lamp that would produce interesting 8-Bit shadows of Pac- Men munching pills in a darkened room. Applied materials: Acrylic 3 mm, commercial light fitting.

smart processing
manufacturerImagination
Lancaster
designerPaul Coulton
Architextilenr. 265

Architextile is a superbly woven 3D fabric which not only offers good acoustic insulation but is aesthetically pleasing as well. An artful combination of mat and glossy, hard and soft. The fabric can be applied as sound proof panels on walls or ceilings. It can also be used as a full wall covering or even to cover a side of a closet or other elements in an interior space.

Applied materials: combination of merino wool, virgin wool, polyester and cotton.

affinity and wellbeing
manufacturerCasalis
designerAleksandra Gaca
Purac Tienr. 260

These garments are made from PLA based textiles. PLA means poly lactid acid. Purac produces two different types of lactides that are chemically made from the agro food products sugar beet, sugar cane and the starch from corn or tapioca. These starches and sugars are made into finally PLA that is sold to manufactures that uses these ingredients for applications in different plastics like films, fibres and foams. The fibres are made into blends of textile yarns to show the possibilities for bio based fibres for the clothing industry. Applied materials: PURALACT L and PURALACT D. Both lactides are 100% bio based and biodegradable. Blends of 60% PLA and 40% silk.

manufacturerCorbion Purac
designerCorbion Purac
Cellular Loopnr. 338

At first sight, Cellular Loop might be mistaken for an ordinary chair - if it wasn’t for its eye-catching cell structure and its seamless, endless ribbon shape, similar to a Mobius strip. The chair is lightweight, but also possesses the stiffness and stability as well as the elasticity one would expect from a cantilever chair. In order to achieve these characteristics, concepts from the natural world have been transferred to its construction and production method. Cellular Loop is also the first cantilever chair to be produced by Rapid Prototyping. Cellular Loop is the first result of research project Bionic Manufacturing, conducted by Fraunhofer UMSICHT and other partners on commission of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Applied materials: rapid prototyped polymer.

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manufacturerFraunhofer UMSICHT, Fraunhofer IWM,
rpm-factories
designerAnke Bernotat
Snijnr. 309

This lamp is a result of experimentation with laser-cutting technology that recognises the unique properties of materials used. While the rigidity of plywood gives the shade its structural stability, the flexibility of felt is used in two ways. As an embracing band and as a suspending mechanism which takes advantage of the lamp’s own weight. Side panels are held in place by grooves and tongues, no glue is used. The lamp can easily be dismantled and once collapsed folds completely flat. The light created is warm and directed, ideal for energy-saving light bulbs. The name is a homage to the people from Snijlab.nl who ran the master class to such good effect. Applied materials: Birch cut laser cut plywood 3 mm, Wool Felt 5 mm, commercial lamp-fitting.

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manufacturerImagination
Lancaster
designerLorenz Herfurth
Composite Door Panelnr. 246

Hemp fibres are used as a substitute for synthetically fibres like glass fibres in composite materials. The fibres of HempFlax are used as a car door panel reinforcement for the car industry. The hemp fibres and a little percentage of flax fibres are combined with a synthetic resin in this composite material. Applied materials: the renewable hemp fibres are extracted mechanically with hammer mills and separators. After separation the fibres are mechanically cleaned and refined to a high quality fibre. In the production process of the reinforcement material no chemicals are used, it is a CO2 neutral product.

repair and renewal
smart processing
manufacturerHempflax
designerHempflax
Aluminium Honeycomb Sandwich Panelnr. 347

The Product is an intermediate floor for double deck coaches. This type of flooring is a bonded solution either in aluminium or in steel skins with a honeycomb core, depending on the requirements of the customer. Compared to a standard solution, this self-supporting floor offers increased headroom in both coach levels (due to reduced thickness), enough stiffness to cope with even exceptional loads and, at the same time, much lower weight. Components including optional decorative features and heating are available in lengths of more than 15 m, ready to be installed. Applied materials: the Aluminium Honeycomb Sandwich panel consists of aluminium Honeycomb as a core structure and aluminium covering sheets on both sides of the panel, bonded with the honeycomb structure by temperature and pressure.

strong and lightweight
manufacturerEURO-COMPOSITES® S.A.
designerEURO-COMPOSITES® S.A.
Stitching Concrete Stoolnr. 272

Stitching Concrete is a project inspired by the contrast between concrete and canvas. The resulting stools are for indoor and outdoor use. The material resists UV and chemicals, fire, water and is strong enough to sit on. The project plays with a visual illusion of soft appearance and tough material. The ’stitched concrete’ stools are made by folding fabric impregnated with cement and then soaked in water. It consists of cement layered between fabric and a PVC backing.

smart processing
manufacturerFlorian Schmid
designerFlorian Schmid
Rolhanr. 299

The collection of the four-cork candlesticks is a playful project, that suggests an original relation between the design and the recycled wine bottles. A thousand years relation between wine and cork is reinvented with this piece. Rolha is made of natural agglomerated cork.

repair and renewal
strong and lightweight
manufacturerCORQUE DESIGN
designerFernando Brizio