Textile design. From experiment to production line

23 June 2017

Textile design

From experiment to production line

The exhibition “Textile design. From experiment to production line” was developed to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle (BURG), and can be seen from 1 July until 5 November 2017 in the third station in the Kunstgewerbemuseum Schloss Pillnitz. After its first presentation in the Burg Gallery in the Volkspark (2015) and its second in the Bauhaus-Archiv/ Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin (2016), the exhibition was enhanced with new objects in Dresden and now includes 38 projects by over 20 designers in six different categories: tradition, culture transfer, colour, material, sustainability and smart textiles. 

  • DATES 01/07/2017—05/11/2017
  • Opening Hours currently closed

Textile design

Can recycled plastics such as a standard PET bottle be used to produce sustainable and, most importantly, wearable fabrics? Is clothing from a 3D printer an absurd experiment or will it be ready for industrial series production in the near future? And what are smart textiles? What inspiration comes from working with foreign cultures? The exhibition shows both experimental works and those that are already experiencing success in serial and industrial production and thus offers an insight into the world of textiles.
The long history of textile design at the University of Art and Design in Halle – which reflects the concept for the series ¬– is the starting point for a look at the textile design of today and tomorrow in the  Wasserpalais at Schloss Pillnitz. The exhibited objects and products by students and alumni working in this field provide a fascinating overview of the diverse potential, trends and technologies of the 21st century. The omnipresence of textile in various areas of design and the impulses from current material developments are the focus of the exhibition. The range of projects includes developing materials from pine needles as well as industrial printing using natural dyes or the development of innovative, interactive fabrics.   

The exhibition was conceived in cooperation with the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design and curated by Bettina Göttke-Krogmann.

We would like to draw your attention to the SKD blog, which, in cooperation with the exhibition, will be presenting the projects, designers and categories on a weekly basis: blog.skd.museum

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