dutch design week graduation show 2016 round up
Woven Warmth by Alica Pola Knabe is a pair of towel heaters with gently rounded outlines and plaited felt textures that will hold on to their warmth as the heater cools. The felt decoration also helps to filter the air of the bathroom and absorb humidity
Forest Wool by Tamara Orjola is an investigation into materials centred around pine needles, an untapped resource with huge potential – 600 million pine trees are cut down in the EU each year, but the needles often go unused. Forest Wool harnesses techniques such as steaming and pressing to turn pine needles into soft textiles, durable composites and tactile paper.