We are on the cusp of a revolution, where the intersection of technology, the human body and everyday objects will become completely seamless. Smart textiles are a key part of this revolution. This is a survey of specific fabrics grouped by properties provides a core reference section and a palette for the designer to work from. The book also examines five different design approaches and features images and interviews with leading designers and design teams, showing their processes and working methods. This is the first book to look at this exciting and quickly developing area of technology through the eyes of a designer, this is both a core reference work.
Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman is Associate Professor of Industrial Design at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York and founder of Interwoven Design Group, a multi-disciplinary industrial and textile design firm engaged in research, teaching and practice.