[E-broidery light textiles]
Hochschule Luzern – Design & Kunst
[Lucerne College of Art and Design]
Isabel Rosa Müggler, Prof. Dr. Andrea Weber Marin,
Janine Häberle, Tina Tomovic, Stijn Ossevoort,
Forster Rohner AG – Textile Innovations
Dr. Jan Zimmermann, Anja Schlisske, Bruno Broger,
Creation Baumann AG
Eliane Ernst, Mario Klaus
In collaboration with Elektrisola Feindraht AG, IST AG, Hochschule für Technik [College of Technology] NTB, Schweizerische Textilfachschule
[Swiss College of Textiles] STFWith support from
the Kommission für Technologie und Innovation KTI
[Commission for Technology and Innovation]
e-broidery® consists of light textiles, which were developed under the auspices of a research project and brought to a point where they can now be launched on the market. These innovative materials are designed to meet both decorative and functional needs. They are equipped with electronic components like LEDs, which have been incorporated in a variety of textile surfaces with the help of embroidery technique. After years of development, Forster Rohner Textile Innovations has succeeded in developing the first textile lighting technology which retains textile properties like softness of touch, washability and ease of folding. To reach this goal, components like textile cabling and techniques for manufacturing and incorporating LED elements had to be specially developed. Concrete application examples, like eLumino from Creation Baumann, illustrate the design possibilities which can be achieved through the use of e-broidery® in the areas of interior design and fashion.
Comments by the Nominators:
With its impressive material properties and processing characteristics, this industrially produced hybrid of textiles and electronics lends itself to innovative functions and applications. The altogether successful linkage of technology and aesthetics make this an impressive project, providing proof that Swiss embroidery and weaving skills can look forward to a dazzling future.