Talking Textiles

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Trend forecaster and design curator Lidewij Edelkoort will present contemporary creative textile design in Talking Textiles at the TextielMuseum in Tilburg. On show will be a large selection of design that uses innovative textile techniques, heralding the revival of textiles in our interiors. Edelkoort explains that Talking Textiles will expand our perception of where textiles can take us: “After a reaction to the increasingly digital landscape of our lives, a craving for tactility and dimension has led designers to reconsider the role of fabrics once more. The near future will see the overwhelming return of textiles in our interiors, covering floors, walls and furniture in an expansive and personal manner. These textiles will speak loud and clear to become the fabrics of life, narrating stories, designing pattern, promoting well-being and reviving the act of weaving.” The exhibition is part of an initiative to discuss textiles, highlighting the importance of creativity and education at a time when the global market has put many textile mills in danger of disappearing. The exhibition will include textiles, rugs, curtains, lighting, accessories and upholstered furniture, but also multi‐media installations, films, animations and digital printing techniques, as designers seek to extend textile’s boundaries and incorporate new technologies.

 

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