Smart Textiles Design Lab Blog at The Swedish School of Textiles

Projects
Chair of Paradise
Chair of Paradise

Paradise differs from Utopia. While Utopia literally means “no place”, where an alternative ideal society inhabits, Paradise suggests a peaceful harmonious land inhabited by birds and animals. In paradise, human seems to be a foreign creature. The chair mimics the mating ritual of a particular bird – Superb Bird-of-paradise (Lophorina superba), an inhabitant of Paradise […]

A textile underwater garden
A textile underwater garden

Fifty years back, the river Viskan in Borås was called the seven colour river. Kids did enjoy a colour full variety of their bath water. Parts of chemicals gave colour to the former fashion and textile industries, others sank to the bottom and are still sinking deeper down in the sediment. The experimental and conceptual […]

Repetition
Repetition

“The same is never the same when it returns. Even if we can not tell it apart from its previous occurrence. Every single repetition is far from being what it would have been as a singular event. In this sense every recurring event trying to repeat the unrepeatable, makes an attempt that is comprehensible and […]

rhythm exercise_13in1
rhythm exercise_13in1

Abstract: The exhibit 13in1 is an example of my PhD research work which aims to answer the following research question: What does it mean to explore time and changing expression, in the form of continuous movement as an integral part of textile design? The aim is to create time-based textiles, which examine the aesthetics of […]

Existential design – The ‘dark side’ of design-thinking
Existential design – The 'dark side' of design-thinking

Why existential design? What makes it possible for people in remand prison to end their lives by e.g. stuffing a sock down the throat and therefore suffocate?
This research project aims at developing a design manual presenting a new way to think design. […]

NeoCraft – Craft and Smart Textiles
NeoCraft - Craft and Smart Textiles

This project is a study of current textile craft practices in Sweden, especially in Borås and the crafts of the Sami community in Kiruna. The project aims to create new spaces and opportunities for these communities to be more actively part of the Smart Textiles dialogues, research and development. […]

Recurring Patterns
Recurring Patterns

What if your furniture expresses appreciation when you sit on them? Or what if they call for attention if they have been empty for too long? Recurring Pattern is an exploration into the practical and aesthetic aspects of using smart textiles in furniture design.

Trådlös Textil
Trådlös Textil

What is a textile antenna? How can we use it? What can furniture communicate? What is a carpet radio?
These are some of the questions we deal with in this seed projects that eventually will lead to a larger project application on the topic of wireless textiles.

Textile Forms in Movement
Textile Forms in Movement

We develop new principles for dynamic textile expressions in space and explore the resulting expressions by placing them in a context of use.

Textilt Motstånd /Textile Resistance
Textilt Motstånd /Textile Resistance

A conductive textile as a textile synthesizer

Smart Textile Sample Collection
Smart Textile Sample Collection

We are making a collection of smart textiles to support experimental design projects with different basic smart textiles, to make it easy to sketch directly in the textile.