The concept of textiles design has existed for centuries, even before the detailed tapestries that both decorated and insulated drafty European castles. Somewhere along the line, the artistry and functionality of the craft has been reduced to a hobbyist, arts-and-crafts level of disdain. In the Netherlands, experimentation and appreciation for textiles design has made a comeback, and Textiles + Design takes a closer look at the impressive variety of work currently being produced, and how that was made possible. Spanning the evolutionary range between an almost historical way of working, to super high-tech weaving machines, we introduce textiles design in the form of one-of-a-kind wool murals, accessible commercial linen products, and revolutionary architectural spaces.
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