Design your own socks or scarf for winter, starting 26-09-20
Upper photo: Design Studio in collaboration with Bertjan Pot, 2020, photo courtesy of: Marie Wanders
Always wanted to be in the shoes of a designer? On the new state-of-the-art knitting machine you can knit your own personalized designer socks and scarves from September 26. With this, the TextielMuseum offers visitors the opportunity to get started in the TextielLab: the fully equipped development center where many well-known designers are at home.
To kick off this new activity, which is called Design Studio, the museum is collaborating with Dutch product designer Bertjan Pot. Together with the TextielMuseum he developed a digital application with which visitors design their own items with the central theme "color". A creative process that is also completely corona proof.
Design Studio in collaboration with Bertjan Pot, 2020, photos: Marie Wanders
The Design Studio will have a permanent place in the museum. First you explore the world of top designer Bertjan Pot, who invites you to get started with a set of design principles. Then you determine your design in the design space by playing with colors and your own text on one of the workstations. Your design is sent to the knitting machine, which knits a complete pair of socks together live. You get your socks packed straight home. Or a scarf - which you will receive - because you can knit it at the Design Studio.
The Design Studio has focused on the future of fashion: fashion on demand, production without residual waste and the use of sustainable yarns. In short: no overproduction and really sustainable.