Toward Design Magazine

Toward Design Magazine featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Boundary

The Boundary is a rug inspired by maps. Rugs are often boring in appearance and functions as only accessories. However, the Boundary of shape is strange, abstract and absolutely asymmetry. The hand drawn topographic patterns are highly symbolic, informative and aesthetic. These patterns are not simply chosen for its beauty or due to personal preferences. Designer intended to represent the certain region where territory disputes occur and aimed to remind people social issues in an elegant way. Design is easily customizable, other regional topographical images can be produced for next series.

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Shuttle

Based on jacquard woven technique and combining with the concept of semi-shaped clothing, it arouses curiosity about looking for the innovative and prospective fashion design. This project, which is called ‘Shuttle’, is inspired by the unique relationship between water and land and how they interconnect one another. With free flowing water movements and simplified outline of landscape, they come together to inspire and create new fabric.

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Enfold

Enfold is a transformable smart textile incorporated clothing that can be automatically worn by folding and changing the details using origami and shape memory alloy (SMA). This wearable medium is to assist those who have trouble dressing by allowing the garment to wrap around and fit the wearer without outside help. The SMA remembers its original shape and after the alloy is bent, it goes back to the original shape when it is heated. By employing SMA in the folds of fabric, the fabric can be as transformable.

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bioLogic

The bioLogic team explored how bacterial properties can be applied to fabric and formed into living interfaces between body and environment. They found novel ways of using Natto bacteria, which move in response to humidity change. The team harvested Natto cells and applied them to fabric with custom 3D printers.The cell-infused fabric was used to make sport garments. As fabric in the suit reacts to perspiration, tiny vents over bodily heat zones open and close allowing for rapid cooling. In fall 2015, these suits featured in a live ballet performance.

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TIMELESS by RKF

TIMELESS is RKF LUXURY LINEN's new fabric. It's patent pending. The goal is to offer comfortable and good-looking bathrobes for worldwide spas and hotels. The technical advantages are : An eco-friendly fabric. Very comfortable (High Absorption performance). And it has a really long lifespan. The fabric has also a specific look. It fits well the body and it's iron-free. We design different bathrobes with it, especially one who looks like a trench-coat. This is a special approach in the garments' industry for spa: it's couture.

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Harmony

This design was influenced by La Sagrada Familia whose interior contains a synergy of light and colour. Textiles designers find the importance to capture the senses. The idea was not to introduce the sensuality of the tactile material first but to create a conjuncted experience for the eyes and the body. The fabric is a woven sample. The woven clear acrylic rods create a perception of extended light of colour which strikes the user and creates a spacial interaction. The spikes of the acrylic rods may transcend aggressive surface, but the soft colours dilute such perception.

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