Inspiration today supplied by the ever stylish Swedish!
Today the inspiration comes from a collaboration between Smart Textile Design Lab at the Swedish School of Textile (stdl.se) and IRE möble. More info: stdl.se/?p=712 (Linnéa Nilsson, Mika Satomi, Anna Vallgårda, Linda Worbin.
This beautiful work in textiles looks at using computing as a material for design in the same way as we use other more conventional and traditional materials.
This example is a prototype for furniture which can communicate expression.
The prototypes combine “four parts: woven cotton with embedded conductive threads, a layered pattern printed with a combination of pigment color and thermo chromic ink (with a state change at 27C), pressure sensors to detect when someone sits on the fabric, a computer programmed to control which threads heats up and for how long depending which pressure sensors are activated. When the threads heat up the pattern changes
The effect is stunning and the concept fantastic… I wonder how flexible the fabric could be with all its components? Could a wearable version be made…
Food for thought!