simone post turns rejected vlisco fabrics into bold and vibrant interior pieces simone post turns rejected vlisco fabrics into bold and vibrant interior pieces
nov 27, 2015

simone post turns rejected vlisco fabrics into bold and vibrant interior pieces

simone post turns rejected vlisco fabrics into bold and vibrant interior pieces
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known for their bold and vibrant wax fabrics which have been translated into fashion to product design, dutch textile brand vlisco has been producing prints reminiscent of central and west africa for over 160 years. the complex production sees the fabric going through at least 27 mechanical and hand treatments to develop its high-quality standard and the final product. with this, large amounts of rejected material and waste is accumulated. for her end of year project, design academy eindhoven graduate simone post decided to upcycle and give new life to these leftovers by reinterpreting them as a range of interior products.

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folding and laser-cutting techniques were used to create the new interior collection

 

 

 

staying true to vlisco’s rich and colorful aesthetics, the designer uses folding and laser cutting techniques to create her series of oversized, circular rugs, patterned cloth panels and seat covers. altogether, the material is re-used and creatively wound to produce eye-catching prints and in turn, lead the designer to win the keep an eye grant during this year’s dutch design week graduation show.

simone post vlisco recycled eindhoven design academy designboomrejected and waste produced during the manufacturing of vlisco fabrics were recycled for this project

simone post vlisco recycled eindhoven design academy designboomthe dutch textile company is known for their production of wax fabrics

simone post vlisco recycled eindhoven design academy designboommisprints wound in circular rugs embody a colorful and bold print

simone post vlisco recycled eindhoven design academy designboomclose up of the circular floor rug

simone post vlisco recycled eindhoven design academy designboomthe vlisco recycled collection won the keep an eye award

simone post vlisco recycled eindhoven design academy designboom
the project was presented at this year’s graduation show at the design academy eindhoven
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simone post vlisco recycled eindhoven design academy designboomù
bold cloth panels, seat coverings and rugs all used leftovers from vlisco
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