Temporary Monograms: IMPRINT Letter-Pressed Textiles.




IMPRINT is a collaborative concept by Sebastian Herkner and Zur Schwäbischen Jungfrau. As part of Passionswege 2013 during Vienna Design Week, German designer Sebastian Herkner found a more contemporary method of individualizing textiles and presented it in an installation: instead of needle and cotton, steam is used to stamp the initials on the fabric – which keep until the next wash.










project assistants: Robin Benito Schmid & Martin Hirth

photo at top of the post by Sam Dunne, courtesy of Core77.
all other images courtesy of Sebastian Herkner

Fabric Covered Padded Pixel Portraits Made With The Help Of Prison Inmates.

As part of textile brand Kvadrat‘s Hallingdal 65, a project in which 32 talented designers were asked to to create entirely new works using the textile originally designed by Nanna Ditzel, Dutch designer Hjortefar designed two giant portraits (BUM and NANNA) made up of fabric covered padded pixels in 29 colors. In total each piece contains 7200 pixels and measures 3 x 6 meters. Read more

Stay On Coasters for Wine Glasses. Now That’s An Idea That Holds Water.

Stay On Coasters for Wine Glasses

This falls under the “Now, why didn’t I think of that?” category. Mother and daughter fashion and design team from Iceland, Dimmalimm, did and call them “Stay On Coasters.” Cute felt coasters that attach to the bottom of your wine glass, attractively absorbing any condensation the glass may leave on a surface. Read more

Vintage Eames Lounge Chairs and Ottomans Get Maharam Makeovers for Moss.

eames lounge chairs upholstered by Hella Jongerius

Three unique vintage Eames lounge chairs and ottomans are being offered as one-offs by New York’s Moss Gallery (now Moss Bureau). Read more

Laura Goldstein’s Silk Down Cushions: Twice As Nice As Most Pillows

laura goldstein pillows

Laura Goldstein (aka Grotta & Co.) designs silk cushions that are about as divine as throw pillows get. Made with fine materials and down-filled, her stunning cushions are twice as nice given that the designs on either side are different and equally attractive. Read more