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Textile design by Sari Syväluoma

Textile design by Sari Syväluoma

Since Finnish designer Sari Syväluoma moved to Norway in 1994, the Norwegian textile scene has changed forever. Despite its long history of colourful embroideries and elaborate folk costumes, Norway had never had a tradition of printed textiles that reflected contemporary sensibilities. When she accepted the role of textile designer at Sellgrens Veveri (known as Gundbrandsdalens...
Textile design by Becky Earley

Textile design by Becky Earley

London-based designer Becky Earley is not as famous as she ought to be. A pioneering practitioner who charts the boundaries of new fabrics and forges fresh directions for old fibres, Earley’s contribution to British textiles is really something. Right now, Earley is lauded for her commitment to sustainable textiles. Everyone knows she was one of...
Pioneer textiles by Anne Kyyrö-Quinn

Pioneer textiles by Anne Kyyrö-Quinn

With their sleek silhouettes, minimalist motifs and textured surfaces, the fabrics designed by Anne Kyyrö Quinn are some of the most visionary expressions of interior textiles today. One of the first designers to rediscover felt and update it for the contemporary interior, Kyyrö Quinn broke fresh ground when she used the material to pioneer a...

Material Intelligence

They may be what make us human. They protect us, comfort us, build us, identify us, and provide us with a face to show the world. Material science, in the guises of high-tech techniques, smart substances, intelligent interfaces and sensory surfaces, are radically redefining the world we live in. As today’s generation of materials breaks...