‘knitted radiator’

swedish designer hedvig af ekenstam has completed a number of product designs that integrate technology in unusual ways. her ‘knitted radiator, ‘vacuum cleaner’ and ‘heating curtain’ designs all illustrate this well (you may remember prototypes from milan design week). each product gives a softer and more humane touch to common household devices. the ‘knitted radiator’ is designed using heating cables coiled to create a new type of radiator. the design is a flexible and lightweight screen that can be shaped to fit the user’s needs. the ‘vacuum cleaner’ aims to be a softer and more attractive vacuum that users don’t want to hide. the final solution has a textile body that expands when in use and can be slid along the floor. finally, the ‘heated curtain’ is another radiator design that is integrated into the curtains. the curtain is made from fabric and has a heating coil woven into it to provide heat.

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hedvig af ekenstam: soft technologies ‘knitted radiator’

hedvig af ekenstam: soft technologies‘vacuum cleaner’

hedvig af ekenstam: soft technologies‘vacuum cleaner’

hedvig af ekenstam: soft technologies‘vacuum cleaner’

hedvig af ekenstam: soft technologies ‘heating curtain’

hedvig af ekenstam: soft technologies ‘heating curtain’

hedvig af ekenstam: soft technologies ‘heating curtain’