May 23, 2009No Comments

Smart fabric-based biotelemetry measurement device The BioHarness system uses patented smart-fabric technology in a diagnostic tool that measures heart rate and respiratory performance. Because the


Mar 22, 2009No Comments

Ritual garment with laser-cut and metallic fabric Italian fashion designer Nanni Strada was invited to design a liturgical robe for Koinè, an International exhibition for

Soft Shelf

Feb 05, 2009No Comments

Flexible shelf made from industrial-grade felt Typical shelving systems retain the same configuration when fully utilized or when empty. Developed by Lateral Architecture, Soft Shelf

Active Protection System

Feb 03, 2009No Comments

Smart impact-protection textile Dow Corning’s Active Protection System is a “smart” textile that remains soft and flexible until it is struck by high-impact force, in

Fiber Wall

Jan 03, 2009No Comments

Biodegradable-fiber space divider Designer John Hoiby characterizes green composites as fully biodegradable and consisting of plant fiber and plant-based resin. Developed as a collaborative thesis

Gore Tenara KT

Dec 12, 2008No Comments

3D moldable PTFE fabric Gore Tenara KT is a three-dimensional moldable fabric made from 100 percent knitted polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). Developed in a collaboration with fabric


Dec 01, 2008No Comments

High-strain-fabric shape-memory composite Shape-memory composites are made with resins whose qualities have been altered to give them dynamic properties. Under thermal stimuli, shape-memory polymers exhibit

Eclipse Collection

Nov 13, 2008No Comments

Olefin-based outdoor upholstery Designtex developed the Eclipse Collection in response to the growing demand for more durable and attractive outdoor fabrics. The upholstery is made

Slinky Stool

Oct 10, 2008No Comments

Adjustable stool constructed of compressible knitted fabric The Slinky Stool represents an exploration of the structural properties of knitted fabric. Designers Nicola Lagan and Tom


Sep 03, 2008No Comments

Pressed wool-felt carpet Designers Yvonne Laurysen and Erik Mantel developed Cell while exploring alternative methods of fabricating carpet for LAMA Concept. Unlike conventional carpets, Cell