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Konstfack picturing The Swedish School of Textiles
Konstfack picturing The Swedish School of Textiles

We had the opportunity to show staff and researchers from  Konstfack (Stockholm, Sweden) around in our new building. Picture by Ann-Cathrine Andersson, Konstfack Friday 25 October 2013 Thanks for the visit!

Textiles Open Innovation Centre (TIO3) Belgium
Textiles Open Innovation Centre (TIO3) Belgium

PhD candidates exhibition in Ronse, Belgium at Textiles Open Innovation Centre, 14-18 October 2013   PhD candidates Tonje Kristensen, Delia Dumitrescu, Linnéa Nilsson and Marjan Kooroshnia attendes from Smart Textile Design Lab / The Swedish School of Textiles. During the exhibition they also attended the ArcIntex network meeting on the theme Playfulness and its transition […]

EIT ICT e-Textile productization workshop
EIT ICT e-Textile productization workshop

Transferring technological and service use cases to actual products. A two days workshop organized in collaboration with Philips on how to bring e-textiles to the market. Dates: June 25th and 26th at Tue ID Wearable Senses Eindhoven. Goal: Bring e-Textile PSS close to market ready Approach: Hands-on exercises applied to your own prototypes by means […]

DEMONSTRATING COLOR TRANSITIONS OF LEUCO DYE-BASED THERMOCHROMIC INKS AS A TEACHING APPROACH IN TEXTILE AND FASHION DESIGN
DEMONSTRATING COLOR TRANSITIONS OF LEUCO DYE-BASED THERMOCHROMIC INKS AS A TEACHING APPROACH IN TEXTILE AND FASHION DESIGN

Will be presented by Marjan Kooroshnia at Nordes 2013/ 9th to 12th of Jun 2013 ABSTRACT: Although there are a lot of interest concerning the use of leuco dye-based thermochromic inks in Textile and Fashion Design, there is still a lack of teaching approach to help students arrive at a better understanding of the color […]

the Smart Textiles Salon 2013
 the Smart Textiles Salon 2013

The 3rd Smart Textiles Salon will take place in Ghent, Belgium on 3 –6 June, 2013. The programme of the Salon consists of two parts. The first part includes lectures and a few workshops where the participants will make their own smart textile products. It is important to note that designer Evelyn Lebis, MA-graduate from Swedish School of Textiles […]

Irreversibel Dynamic Textile Patterns / Plant dye
Irreversibel Dynamic Textile Patterns / Plant dye

  Colors created from the Botanical Garden Lund, Sweden 2015 Plant dyeing in the Botanical Garden, Lund, May 24, 2015  We have chosen to color with plants from the botanical garden, plants that otherwise would be become wood chips or compost. This week a horse chestnut was cut down (because of the risk of collapse), […]

Russia: A nation of miracle believers
Russia: A nation of miracle believers

I strive to create a new approach for developing smart textiles. My main idea is to use the investigation of national identity as a base for developing smart textiles. Considering traditional textiles as a source of information about the socio-historical context wherein they were produced, I try to reproduce this information in smart textiles.  I […]

Let Your Body Prints Your Dress
Let Your Body Prints Your Dress

It is an ongoing project to explore how body temperature could create temporary patterns on garment. This project indicates how temperature and interaction can influence a garment’s appearance by changing it constantly. Researcher: Marjan Kooroshnia In order to watch a movie, please check it out in Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/50324533 Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYqJV1Ynv9g

Thermochromic workshop at Aalto University
Thermochromic workshop at Aalto University

ArcInTex – network 25th february to 1st March 2013 www.arcintex.se Marjan Kooroshnia and Linda Worbin from The Swedish School of Textiles gave a Thermal Printing workshop using silk screen with thermochromic print, participants did designing and print dynamic textile patterns (using both external and integrated heat elements to activate dynamic textile patterns). Ramyah Gowrishankar from […]

Textile + Glass
Textile + Glass

Laminating textiles between layers of glass. We want to explore by design both traditional and smart textiles, in knitted and woven designs. The project investigates different spatial expressions using different dichotomies like: Diffusing – Blocking Transparent – Opaque Contrast – Shade Color – Colorless Reflective – Dull Unit – Repeat Static – Dynamic   Project […]

ArcInTex
ArcInTex

ARCINTEX NETWORK 24-25 september 2012 in Borås ArcInTex is a network where Architecture, Interaction Design and Textiles join forces in developing ideas, techniques, methods and programs for new perspectives on design for building, dwelling and living and do so through: joint research projects, joint applications for funding larger projects, exchange programs on the Master and […]

Nordiskt vävsymposium 2012
Nordiskt vävsymposium 2012

Smart Textiles Design Lab Researchers, Linda Worbin and Mika Satomi gave a presentation at the Nordic Weave symposium at Nordiska Museet in Stockholm during the 20-21 of august.    

Natural Dye Workshop
Natural Dye Workshop

Smart textiles Design Lab has organized the Natural Dye workshop at the Swedish School of Textiles. The workshop took place on 7th and 8th of June at the Dying lab. This time, we have tried natural dyes made with: – Lichen Tuschiav – Lichen Saxatilis – Red Onion shell – Yellow (white) Onion Schell – […]

Smart Textiles Design Lab researchers at DEAF
Smart Textiles Design Lab researchers at DEAF

Smart Textiles Design Lab researchers, Mili Tharakan and Mika Satomi has been at DEAF festival (http://deaf.nl), leading a workshop that combines 3D printing and textiles. They collaborated with Joris van Tubergen and Florian Horsch from Ultimaker (Open Source 3D printer) team. 30 People participated in the workshop from various background, from architect to textile design, […]

Anne Britt Torkildsby presents her licentiate thesis

Anne Britt Torkildsby presents her licentiate thesis Existential design – the “dark side” of design thinking 25 May, 1 pm, T473, The Swedish School of Textiles, Borås. Discussion leader is Eva Brandt, Associate Professor, Ph.D.Center for Design Research, Danmarks Designskole. ABSTRACT Who is better to sum up the project than the people I have met on my […]

Delia Dumitrescu presents her licentiate thesis

Delia presents her licentiate thesis Relational Textiles for Space Design 25 April, 1 pm, at Piazza, Patriciahuset, Lindholmen, Göteborg. Discussion leader is Paul Nicholas, CITA, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Copenhagen, Denmark ABSTRACT The emergence of the Smart Textiles field opens possibilities for designers to combine traditional surface fabrication techniques with advanced technology in […]

Neo Craft: Kiruna workshop
Neo Craft: Kiruna workshop

Date: January 27th-29th 2012 Location: Församlingshemmet, Kiruna, Sweden workshop leaders: Mili John Tharakan Lisa Kejonen Mika Satomi Workshop Website: http://stdl.hb.se/neo_craft/ What is lacking in the young field of smart textiles is craftsmanship and skill in making. The fluid knowledge and skills found among traditional craftsperson can play an important role in building smart textiles as […]

Smart Textile Design Lab PUBLICATION LIST 2011

Another year, another summary. Below you can see all publications of Smart Textile Design Lab of 2011. [1] Dumitrescu, D., Persson, A. Heat as Interactive Expressions for Knitted Structures. In Koskinen, I., Härkäsami, T., Mazé, R., Mattews, B., Joo Lee, J., (Eds.) Proceedings of Nordes’11: the 4th Nordic Design Research Conference. School of Art and […]

“Technology + Textiles”, E-textiles Course at the Swedish School of Textiles
"Technology + Textiles",  E-textiles Course at the Swedish School of Textiles

Time: Feb 2nd – March 23rd, on Thursday 13-17, Friday 9-17 weekly Location: The Swedish School of Textiles, Borås, Sweden Lecturer: Mika Satomi Guest Lecturer: Mili Tharakan, Laerke Andersson, Marcus Wendin Course Blog: http://stdl.hb.se/technology_textiles The course amis to introduce basic skills and knowledge on e-textile practices such as electronics, programming and e-textiles specific material knowledge. […]

Workshop on Shape Memory Alloy -part1-
Workshop on Shape Memory Alloy -part1-

Mika Satomi, Mili John Thrakan and Maiko Tanaka had a workshop on SMA(Shape Memory Alloy) on 1t Nobember. The aim was to come up with woven SMA fabric swatches that has different expressions. A shape-memory alloy (SMA, smart metal, memory metal, memory alloy, muscle wire, smart alloy) is an alloy that “remembers” its original, cold-forged […]

Ambience’11 Conference
Ambience'11 Conference

Come and see some of our projects at the Ambience’11 exhibition!
The opening for Ambience’11 participants is on Sunday Nov 27th, at 6 pm at the Museum of Textile History.
The exhibition is open for public Nov 28th 12-17, Nov 29th 12-20 and Nov 30 12-16. Welcome!

Movement and Smart Textiles workshop
Movement and Smart Textiles workshop

The Movement and Smart Textiles workshop will be held at The Swedish School of Textiles on the 17th-18th of October 2011. The workshop will be led by Jayachandran Palazhy, Artistic Director of Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts. The Attakkalari Repertory Company has evolved a unique movement language and is at the forefront of interdisciplinary works […]

Existential design workshops
Existential design workshops

It’s about time design students get to take a walk on the ‘dark side’ of design thinking. No? Starting this autumn, the undersigned (accompanied by her two alter egos), will hit the road with the critical design method developed as part of the doctoral thesis titled “Existential design – The ‘dark side’ of design thinking”. […]

digital FIKA 2011 AW
digital FIKA 2011 AW

The next Digital FIKA is on 26th October (Wed) We will look into “how to use LED with Arduino” Digital Fika is back in business. The following date is the schedule for 2011 Autumn and Winter. September : 13th (Tue), 21st (Wed) October: 4th (Tue) , 11th (Tue), 18th (Tue), 26th(Wed) November: 1st(Tue), 22nd (Tue) […]