li edelkoort: talking textiles at milan design week 2011
li edelkoort: talking textiles at milan design week 2011 li edelkoort: talking textiles at milan design week 2011
apr 29, 2011

li edelkoort: talking textiles at milan design week 2011

‘talking textiles’ is an exhibition developed by dutch trend forecaster and design curator li edelkoort presented on the occasion of milan design week 2011. housed within spazio gianfranco ferré, the show brought forth a range of projects exploring the potential of the textile medium and its possible applications and techniques. displayed were functional to more artistic pieces including curtains, furniture, lighting, rugs, multimedia installations, digital animations and film projections.

‘vegetables’ by scholten & baijings
photo by yves krol


on show were works by: another country, maarten baas, BCXSY, BLESS, bojka, nacho carbonell, kiki van eijk, ora-ïto for stepevi, studio job, hella jonergius for maharam, claudy jonstra, dominique kieffer for rubelli, maarten kolk & guus kusters, david lynch in collaboration with navot, christen meindertsma, ulf moritz for sahco, raw edges, scholten & baijings, inga sempé and paul smith for maharam.

‘carpettop’ by bless
50% cashmere, 50% viscose

‘animal skin #1’ by maarten baas
jacquard weave and double-weave mohair, cotton, alpaca wool and polyurethane
collection: audax textielmuseum tilburg
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‘animal skin #1’ by maarten baas detail
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‘coiling collection’ by raw edges
silicone, wood and wool felt
editions: FAT galerie, paris
image © designboom

‘trial vases’ by nacho carbonell
textile and plaster
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‘qalakabusha (new beginning)’ by ardmore design
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‘savonnerie myosotis’ by nathalie l’eté
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installation view of ‘talking textiles’ at spazio gian franco ferré
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‘kawakuboo’ (left) and ‘rei’ (right) by rodrigo almeida

‘pile chair (brown)’ by shir atar

‘parquet’ by ora ito

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