Who visited the Graduation Show of the Design Academy in Eidhoven during the Dutch Design Week probably recognizes the Post-Vlisco project by Simone Post. The colorful carpets, room dividers and stools stood out among the crowd.

Simone Post is a Dutch textile and product designer. Fundamental in her design are the experiment, material research and the fascination about how things are made. She likes collaborating with companies to stretch the boundaries of the industry in her own way. A good example is Post-Vlisco, where a comprehensive study of the waste material from Vlisco created a very surprising aesthetic but also industrial application.

Since 1846, Dutch textile brand Vlisco has created colourful wax prints popular in Central and West Africa. The complex, traditional production technique and Vlisco’s high standards mean that a lot of fabric ends up on the scrap heap. After extensive material research, Simone Post gave new life to these exceptional leftovers by designing a series of interior products. With folding and laser cutting, she creates patterned cloth panels to divide and accentuate spaces. Other misprints are wound into circular rugs or shaped into seat covers. With endless possible colour combinations, a unique product arises every time. In this way, waste can gain real value.

New techniques Textiles