Textiles that enhance wellbeing: Young Dutch designer, Floor Van Doremalen’s explorations of tactile materials using rubber, texiles, leather & synthetic skins. See Blogroll for a link.

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Concrete Skin:  ‘An imprint of skin, a bite, wrinkle, scare or scratch. Traces that appear and disappear. These are some characteristics of the samples in this project. Concrete feeling as skin.The smooth hard concrete seems to move under a clear layer of sepia colored rubber. Structures and wrinkles come and go as skin changes. These concrete samples have been made for outside furniture.’ /

Imprint of Skin: Material Design / Man and Identity | graduation work. ‘Caring for one self and spending time with attention intensifies the experience of wellbeing. The skin sensitive materials will give super-sensory impulses to the skin and body. ‘Imprint of skin’ is inspired by imaginary animal skins and under water beings.

A collection of rubber materials for wellness that contains: A titillating floor that massages the feet; An excitatory wall that scrubs your back; A hairy curtain that caresses and tickles the skin’ /

Knotted Veils: Textile Design Man and Identity | Graduation work. ‘Dec 2013 – June 2014 ‘Clean geometric shapes made by knotted yarns, turned cables, and twisted ropes. Transforming textiles in to three dimensional. Approaching textiles in a architectural way. This textile research is about merging modern technique and ancient handcrafts to create three dimensional shapes into curtains and walls. Placed in public urban environments.’

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Medieval – leather surface. Leather bags project for ECCO Leather

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