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The future home by Desiree van der Gracht

The future home

Photo by Lisa Klappe

With the fast-paced lives we lead, we tend to be in an active mode most of the time. Many people have trouble unwinding when they come home after a busy day. Desiree van der Gracht researched what a home needs to have a calming effect on our minds, and designed this breathing textile, which can be incorporated in various products for the interior. An airbag that mimics a breathing pattern, ambient lighting and a controlling device are all integrated in this mohair and wool fabric. The quiet movement and the tactile surface that responds to the touch with a pleasant glow, have a soothing effect. Realised with the help of Philips Design and the Textile Lab of Textielmuseum Tilburg.

Desiree van der Gracht