Design Lab

Smart Textiles Design Lab turns textile traditions and concepts upside down through experimental research on new, expressive materials and construction methods. The Design Lab also works to redefine textile design and the role of design itself by exploring new design variables and new dimensions of expression.

Research emphasizes and critically reviews our visions of where we are headed, and the ways in which new textiles and textile expressions will change our ways of working and living. The Design Lab explores both current and cutting-edge technology. Design, as a driving force, provides direction and meaning to technological development. Technology as a driving force provides the technical prerequisites and possibilities for development. This relationship between technology and design is fundamental to the collaboration between Smart Textiles Design Lab and Smart Textiles Technology Lab.


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  • Design Lab collaborates with Smart Textiles and is part of the Swedish School of Textiles.

  • “We must allow this to take time, results do not always arrive overnight. And not always from where we expect them to”

    - Lars Hallnäs, Professor at the Swedish School of Textiles