Colors to be crafted in the Finnish Arkipelag summer 2013 Textile expressions are traditionally crafted and produced to keep a given expression during their life cycle; a floral pattern is supposed to keep its flowers. However, things are changing. In my thesis work Designing Dynamic Textile Patterns the making of textile patterns and expressions [...]
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 [...]
What could be the role of textile user interfaces in the digital age? YOUR BALANCE is an interactive, textile jewelery with the inspiration taken from insects. It is a critical design project that deals with the control through the 24/7 availability and the expectation of efficient time-use we live with today. It questions our passive [...]
The aim of creating a sound lab at the Swedish School of Textiles is twofold: a) to be able to do research on how the quality of a sound environment will alter depending on the placement of textile surfaces in the room. b) to integrate sound as a design tool in the textile design education. [...]
The aim of this on-going practice-based research project is to explore and discuss the relationships between textile pattern, pattern effects, spatiality, scale and surface from the perspective of textile design. This research project explore whether it is possible to describe and see aesthetic qualities and explain these aesthetic experience in relation to spatiality. To study [...]
The objective of this project is to explore the combination of semi-automated machinery and handcraft processes for the production of electronic textiles. Electronic textiles (E-Textiles) are textiles that have electronic components embedded in them, or are constructed from fibers with electronic properties. We are interested in creating E-Textiles that have the ability to sense various [...]
Suicidal Teapot is a teapot, which hits itself until it breaks. We may sympathize with its action as an attempt of suicide, or may observe its motion as a pure mechanical function. In any case, the self-destruction continues until the teapot shatters into pieces, splashing out the tea it contains. The destruction will be completed [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
“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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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. [...]
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.
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.
We develop new principles for dynamic textile expressions in space and explore the resulting expressions by placing them in a context of use.
A conductive textile as a textile synthesizer
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.