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DDW 2021: The Exploded View, Beyond Building

Eco-design studio Biobased Creations has built a showhome almost entirely from 100 different biomaterials including wood, mycelium, seaweed, straw and vegetable fibres as well as earth and sewage. In the bedroom, you can see the walls made out of our … Continue reading

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Stem Op The Exploded View!

We need your vote! The Exploded View Materials & Methods is the proud winner of a Henry van de Velde Award in the Design Research category! Now we have a chance to win the Public Gold Award! It would mean … Continue reading

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Frame Nomination

We are pleased to announce that our Canal View Echoes, in collaboration with Tom Postma Design, for Penthouse Prinsengracht has been shortlisted for the Frame Award: Large Apartment of the year.  We exclusively designed all the curtains and rugs for … Continue reading

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Bio Design Night 2021

On the 8th of October 2021, we joined the annual Biodesign Night organised by BlueCity Lab. Invited speakers and the panel discussed: What if we could grow clothes from microbes or build furniture from living organisms? And completely replace plastic … Continue reading

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Mitt Jag Dance Performance

My Me went on tour around different schools in Västra Götaland starting in September 2021. These 40-minute dance performances aimed towards children aged 8-11 to encourage their imagination, creativity and joy. My Me relates to the understanding of your body, … Continue reading

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Art The Hague Exhibition

In September 2021, Moon Gallery Foundation exhibited Microgravity Show stand at Art the Hague, joining the Dreamland exhibition, curated by Niek Schoenmakers. Moon Gallery presented projects that were selected for the International Space Station Mission, featuring our sculpture – Sprout … Continue reading

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Op de Leest van Jan Jansen- Workshop

On the 28th of August, Samira Boon gave demonstrations of Japanese origami techniques at @museumjan_amstelveen !⁠ ⁠ The workshop took place as part of the ‘On the Last of Jan Jansen – 60 years of shoes and Dutch Design.’ This exhibition … Continue reading

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Op de leest van Jan Jansen

Earlier this year, our floating artwork Diamond 01 (2018) was part of the exhibition: Op de leest van Jan Jansen – 60 jaar schoenen & Dutch Design (On the last of Jan Jansen – 60 years of shoes & Dutch … Continue reading

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Design by Nature Exhibition

From the 10th of July 2021 until the 3rd of October 2021 ’Design By Nature’ exhibition was held at the Museum de Fundatie in Zwolle. The show was curated by Biobased Creations to showcase the beauty and possibilities of a … Continue reading

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Tropen Museum Mask Workshop

On the 5th and 8th of July 2021, Studio Samira Boon took part in “Masterclasses in the making place’ at the Tropen Museum which invited the public to join designers in making their own facemask. These masterclasses ran throughout summer … Continue reading

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Sprout

Sprout is a germinating seed of future architecture to catalyze the first human outposts and settlements in space applying sustainable materials and building methods. This light and compactly folded piece of bacteria fabricated architectural textile – KOMBUTEX is an innovative … Continue reading

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Mitt Jag (My Me)

The performance Mitt jag encourages a positive self-image and seeing the beauty of our differences. Through movement and textiles, we together create an illuminated sculptural world where the starting point is that all bodies are beautiful and valuable. My Me … Continue reading

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Intertidal

The Kunstlinie in Almere invited Studio Samira Boon to create an eye-catching installation in their Entrance Lounge. The Kunstlinie is a tranquil cultural oasis in the center of Almere. It was designed by the internationally renowned Japanese architectural firm SANAA … Continue reading

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LABS meetup #3

How can we design interiors as ecosystems? Our interiors predominantly consist of an invisible, but very essential ‘mass’: air. As several studies from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations (UN) show, the air quality of the built … Continue reading

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BioFold

This unique series of acoustic elements is composed of textile waste from jute coffee bags. Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world. Global coffee giants such as Starbucks go through millions of jute coffee sacks annually. There … Continue reading

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LABS meetup #2

How to pave the road from a small scale, lab-grown, living material towards a user accepted, trendsetting, competitive interior applicable product? In the pursuit of implementing a circular city vision, there is a need for more sustainable and energy-efficient materials, … Continue reading

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LABS meetup #1

How can we make our indoor climate healthier by developing new materials from living organisms? And what role can designers and architects undertake to contribute to the development of healthy indoor ‘gardens’? These were some of the questions explored during … Continue reading

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Winner Architizer A+Awards

We are honoured to announce BiOrigami as the winner of the Architizer A+Awards in the acoustics category. This unique series of 3D acoustic elements is composed of textile waste from jute coffee bags. BiOrigami uses these non-reusable textiles that are … Continue reading

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Join us for LABS meetup #2

Together with Hybrid Forms Lab by Raoul Frese (VU Amsterdam) and Waag’s Textile Lab, we organise the second meetup for LABS: Future Interiors on 10 September 2020. In Living Aero Bacterial Systems’ (LABS) we investigate the application possibilities of lab-grown textiles to … Continue reading

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GLUE: Open studio and sample sale

From 18 to 20 September, discover our latest projects, sample sale and much more during the first edition of GLUE Amsterdam. GLUE is new: a 3-day design weekend event in Amsterdam from 18-20 September 2020. The small-scale public event gives … Continue reading

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BIONIC LACE

“The basic idea of sustainability, after all, is that we should walk lightly on the earth.” – Conny Bakker, professor of Design Methodology for Sustainability and Circular Economy, TU Delft. In architecture weight reduction is an important factor to become … Continue reading

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Project grant for BIONIC LACE

The new multidisciplinary research project BIONIC LACE received a grant for “Contemporary Use of Crafts” from the Creative Industries Fund NL. For BIONIC LACE we collaborate with lace artist Margreeth Heijs and Touwslagerij Steenbergen to implement our shared vision of a lightweight and … Continue reading

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Canal View Echoes

Tactile and custom-made interior In close collaboration with Tom Postma Design we have developed distinctive atmospheres employing personalised textiles to enhance the visual authenticity, acoustic and tactile values of a private apartment in the heart of Amsterdam. Canal View Echoes … Continue reading

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LABS: Future Interiors

The research project “Living Aero Bacterial Systems” (LABS) by Studio Samira Boon, i.c.w. the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) and Waag Society, develops a new material to improve our interiors with natural processes: a kombucha-based textile that enhances the air quality by integrating mosses and green plants. The resulting material can be applied in acoustic and wall panels. Continue reading

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BiOrigami at DDW2019

BioOrigami as a part of Landscape of Applied Design Research exhibition during DDW 2019 all week at Klokgebouw | Hall 3 | Strijp-S. On Wednesday 23 October @16.30 our research icw HvA will be explained in the special Speakerscorner in … Continue reading

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conference EPSC-DPS Geneva

HORTUS BIONICA – Robotic Garden for Sustainable Habitat Design Our research paper was selected and presented at the conference of European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) and Division for Planetary Sciences of American Astronomical Society (DPS), Centre International de Conférences de … Continue reading

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material exhibition during 100% Design London

Our work on display at Material Studio 18th – 19th September, Olympia London. 100% Design collaborated with MaterialDriven to create Material Studio, a showcase of 29 innovative materials including our signature product – ARCHI FOLDS. The area addressed some of … Continue reading

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Exhibition Techtextil in Frankfurt

Studio Samira Boon has been invited to be part of the showcase exhibition “Urban Living – City of the Future” from 14-17 May 2019 at Techtextil and Texprocess in Frankfurt. The exhibition, supported by Creative Holland, an initiative of the … Continue reading

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Hortus Bionica

How to design sustainable environments that really move us? We believe that sustainable and healthy living of the future is adaptive and interactive like natural systems. To achieve this, over the last years, Studio Samira Boon has developed digitally produced … Continue reading

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Grant for Hortus Bionica

Hortus Bionica is a series of installations as an artificial ecosystem, able to interfere in its surrounding to improve our habitat. We received financial support from the Creative Industries Fund NL to further develop our ideas for adaptive textile structures by … Continue reading

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Biorigami

This project is being further developed and implemented on a commercial scale as BioFold, together with our partners NPSP, DoFactory and Wolck. For updated information, please visit BioFold. In the Netherlands we waste 210.000 kiloton textile each year. The equivalent … Continue reading

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Jiaxing Gallery

Studio Samira Boon realised an impressive, 5 meters-high textile sun-shading installation for the auditorium of the Di Yuan Gallery in Jiaxing, China. This was the result of a special collaboration with MORE Architecture, who designed the gallery’s building as a part … Continue reading

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Textile 4.0 Conference

How to shape the design process enabling circular material flows? On Wednesday 7 November 2018 Anna Sitnikova, our Product Development Engineer, will give a presentation during the Textile 4.0 Conference in Amsterdam. The conference is part of Innovate Textile and … Continue reading

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DRIVE Festival during DDW

How to create added value for waste materials using digital production techniques? Samira Boon and Anna Sitnikova will give a talk during the Dutch Design Week as part of the ClickNL DRIVE Festival on 25 October, 11:30h at Natlab, Eindhoven. DRIVE … Continue reading

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Concert hall Tilburg

Theatres Tilburg commissioned Studio Samira Boon to create a site-specific installation of Archi Folds in its main concert hall. The installation was inaugurated on 8 September 2018, during a special gala of Stichting Kunst en Onderneming Brabant (KoBra), marking the start … Continue reading

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Montessori School

“In a good learning environment, children of different ages are able to move and develop themselves freely.” – Maria Montessori CONTEXT: STARTING FROM RESEARCH AND PEDAGOGY The starting point for the Montessori pedagogy is that every child has an intrinsic … Continue reading

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Winner Architizer Awards

The project Archi Folds is winner of both the popular choice and the jury award of the Architizer Awards 2018! The Architizer A+Awards is the largest awards program focused on promoting and celebrating architecture and products. This year’s jury included Denise Scott Brown, Bjarke Ingels and Olson Kundig, as … Continue reading

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archifolds a+awards finalist

Excited to be finalist this year’s Architizer A+Awards in the category fabric & textiles – and you can help us to become a winner! Vote for our project ARCHI FOLDS here: VOTE Project in collaboration with textiellab, the University of Tokyo & Theaters Tilburg.

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Kiem grant for biorigami

The winning research project BiOrigami is a collaboration between the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Mark Lepelaar and Annelies de Leede), Studio Samira Boon and NEXT architects. It will explore the potential of applying origami techniques to new biocomposite materials. The circular pavilion … Continue reading

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Origami and technology at Lexus

Studio Samira Boon has been invited at a special Lexus event to talk about about the potential of origami structures. both Lexus and Studio Samira Boon highly value what the Japanese call ‘Takumi’: attention to detail and craftsmanship. Origami is not only … Continue reading

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Sociale top 2018

How can we create a society where people take responsibility for themselves and each other? How can the government provide support to people who need it?  Studio Samira Boon was invited to participate to the Social Top 2018 in Utrecht … Continue reading

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GOLD WINNER A Design Awards

ARCHI FOLDS by Samira Boon, i.c.w. Textile Museum, Theaters Tilburg and Tokyo University is the gold winner of the A’Design Award 2018 in the in Textile, Fabric, Textures, Patterns and Cloth Design Category. The A’Design Award is the world’s largest and most diffused … Continue reading

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bulletin boosting

Together with Zwarts & Jansma architects and Octatube we will give a presentation on the spectacular glass extension on the roof of the Diamond Exchange in Amsterdam. Thursday 25 Januari, 16.00 – 19.00; initiated by Boosting, platform for innovation; Join … Continue reading

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Lecture of the Boosting at Octatube and New Year’s drink

Together with Zwarts & Jansma architects and Octatube we will give a presentation on the spectacular glass extension on the roof of the Diamond Exchange in Amsterdam. Thursday 25 Januari, 16.00 – 19.00; initiated by Boosting, platform for innovation; Join … Continue reading

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Schiphol Airport

This textile artwork is part of the “Holland Boulevard” at Schiphol international airport,  designed by NEXT architects, the traveller overlooks the archetypical Dutch landscape  endless horizontal lines. Top photo: Matthieu Verhoeven Photo : Thijs Wolzak Through small intimate and very diverse living … Continue reading

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Creative Heroes Award 2017

The collaboration project ARCHI FOLDS Theaters Tilburg (Studio Samira Boon, Theaters Tilburg, TextielMuseum / TextielLab and University of Tokyo) is the winner of the Creative Heroes Award 2017 within the category Interieur – Samenwerking !

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A.F. Theaters Tilburg

 This collaboration project is the winner of the Creative Heroes Award 2017 within the category Interieur – Samenwerking together with Theaters Tilburg, TextielMuseum / TextielLab and University of Tokyo. The Theaters Tilburg commissioned textile architect Samira Boon to re-design the complete interior of the Audax room. … Continue reading

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Paravent

Paravent is the result of the design research executed in collaboration with Jarrik Ouburg, residents and caregivers in nursing homes for people diagnosed with dementia. The study focused on the relationship between the private and common areas within a department … Continue reading

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Healthcare symposium

  On the 2nd of June, our research & rocking bench movie will be part of “Building the Future of Health” International Conference in Groningen. We will be featured in a lecture Design & Dementia #ageing in place. The project is organized … Continue reading

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archi folds

As part of the exhibition Co-Creation at the Dutch Textile Museum Tilburg, we launch Archi Folds, an innovative series of textile structures inspired by Japanese origami folding techniques. Archi Folds is the result of extensive and ongoing research commissioned by … Continue reading

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archi folds

Our ARCHI FOLDS are now launched at the Co-Creation exhibition! Venue: Dutch Textile Museum Date: 2016-01-16 – 2017-03-17

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schiphol

We are currently working on a very special project: Holland Boulevard @ Schiphol airport! To be disclosed later this year….!

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Motion Bench

The Art and Science of Dementia Care is a project researching the effects of tactility and movement on the wellbeing of dementia patients. The project is a collaboration between the studio, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie and Cordaan (an Amsterdam nursing home group) and … Continue reading

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KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN

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super folds

Check out the video ARCHI FOLDS Theaters Tilburg for the latest update on this research! This research is a collection assignment of the Dutch Textile Museum Following from the study of the development of 3D texture and the opportunities folding structures for … Continue reading

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Mikimoto gallery

Our latest textiles can be seen in the exhibition “Tradition and Innovation of Dutch Design” presented by the Mikimoto gallery and the Dutch embassy. Curated by Lenn Cox. Photo credits go to Aki Takematsu. Venue: Mikimoto hall, Tokyo Date: 2014/03/27 … Continue reading

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tonton workshop

We were invited by tonton to organize a San Kaku Mado workshop in the Shibaura House, which is designed by Kazuyo Sejima. Photo credits go to Kakano Ougi. Venue: Shibaura House, 3-15-4 Minato-ku Tokyo Date: 2014/03/29

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gelinkt

The selected favorites of Lieven Daenens, honorary director of the Design Museum Gent will be shown in a new netwerk of related objects. The exhibition ’Gelinkt’ (‘Connected’) includes Pappardelle by Ron Arad connected to our Spacer Chair! Venue: Design Museum, … Continue reading

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Highlights TextielLab

For Theaters Tilburg we created a foldable structure inspired on a caterpillar in collaboration with NEXT architects. The glowing caterpillar transforms the space into an intimate setting, see the design process and experience the result at Highlights TextielLab: Glowing Caterpillar. … Continue reading

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design talks

During Samira Boon’s stay in Japan she was interviewed by NHK WORLD for Design Talks. She was asked because she applies traditional Japanese folding and wrapping techniques with unique materials in modern design. Date: 2013/10/24

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architextiles

Textile characteristics – Sometimes textiles seem to live and breathe as they react to their surroundings. Exactly these characteristics are central in the Architextiles research project which we took part in together with Ed van Hinte, Margreet Sweers, Saskia Roelofs … Continue reading

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stoelendans

The exhibition ‘Stoelendans, 101 original chair concepts’, is a tribute to the chair. Stichting Zetel selected 101 special chairs and we are honored our spacer chair is one of them. The spacer chair is made during the Dry Tech 3 … Continue reading

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linking parts exhibition

Samira Boon is invited by Transnatural to participate at the Linking Parts exhibition. Transnatural organizes events en represents the Label in which technology plays by the rules of nature. The exhibition is about linking ‘devices’ that lead to different forms … Continue reading

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san kaku mado

San kaku mado is a playful window mosaic. You can create and rearrange easily your own patterns, images and objects with these colourful triangles. Due to the adhesive properties of the material they stick to the window.  Use your creativity … Continue reading

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interactive elevator

Interactive elevator – The elevator is a large mechanical contraption that forces people into each other’s comfort zone, therefore users tend to stand against the elevator walls to keep their distance. So how about an interactive elevator? An elevator which … Continue reading

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changing identity collection

In our latest textile project ‘Changing Identity’, we have created a series of heat-responsive shawls. Featuring either an iris code or fingerprint pattern, the image on the shawls will change colour according to the temperature to create a personal identity … Continue reading

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changing identity

A special heat reactive yarn visualizes this scarf pattern, a personal fingerprint or iris code. It will change its colour in response to heat, resulting in a modification of the identity (code). The abaca, used for the traditional summer kimono, … Continue reading

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architextiles

Samira Boon is invited by Fokkema partners Architects to become part of the multi-disciplinary team that conducts research into innovative applications of textiles in the interior. Renowned experts in the field of architecture, smart textiles and product design, gave feedback … Continue reading

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Caterpillar

Samira Boon and NEXT architects were selected to design a space divider for the main hall of the Theatres Tilburg, after responding to a pitch set out by the Textile Lab of the Textile Museum. Adhering to the demands of … Continue reading

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theaters tilburg

This special artwork, commissioned by Theatres Tilburg was revealed during a concert of Amsterdam’s Sinfonietta. The object can best be described as an enormous space divider that can transform its size as well as its character and as such the entire … Continue reading

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rabobank

For its headquarters in Utrecht, Dutch multinational Rabobank sought to create flexible workspaces and meeting rooms, divided not by hard shells but rather soft furnishings. To match the interior design of Next architects of the open-plan office adjacent to the … Continue reading

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kia & hyundai workshop

The Hyundai Motor Group and Kia Motors, invited Samira Boon to organize a workshop for the entire design and marketing team. During this successful intensive 6 days Conceptual Breakthrough Thinking workshop new approaches on the process of car design were … Continue reading

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tomo ni iki yo!

Japan got hit by a terrible disaster and the Japanese need their business more than ever. Therefore we announce that 100% of our profit on the Japan produced furoshiki shiki will be transferred to the JAPANESE RED CROSS. This applies … Continue reading

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folding exhibition

“folding” exhibition – Together with Kim Sang kyu and Joanna van der Zande, Samira Boon will be curating this exhibition, based on the previous one shown at Platform 21 (Amsterdam) but transformed to Korean culture and contemporary themes and issues. venue: … Continue reading

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CJ assignment

One of the largest Korean Companies in food and food services, Cheil Jedang,  has asked Samira Boon to make designs for one of their product lines; the results will be shown after it’s revealed.

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permanent collection

The “Dutch museum of bags and purses Hendrikje” has selected the furoshiki shiki for their permanent collection. Currently the furoshiki shiki is also part of the exhibition “WHY OLD FASHIONED” (interweaving old techniques). “With this exhibition we prove that handcraft … Continue reading

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waffle sleeve release

Our waffle sleeves are released in Japan: after a major transformation mori art and design shop in roppongi hills is the first shop to carry the waffle sleeves. venue: roppongi hills art & design store, Tokyo, Japan date: 2011/02/16

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group exhibition

“Behind the Scenes” is a group exhibition at the Textile Museum Tilburg. The presentation offered a privileged peep at some of the most innovative and interesting projects that were carried out in 2009 in the Textile Lab. venue: Dutch Textile … Continue reading

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lecture in Seoul

During the Seoul Design Fair 2010 the “Dutch Design and Architecture Seminar” was organized by the Dutch Embassy. Samira Boon was one of the lecturers. venue: Jamsil Olympic Stadium, Seoul, South Korea date: 2010/09/28

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100% summerdesign

Organized by museum “De Paviljoens” and curated by Claudia Linders this  event “100% summerdesign” was part of the program “pionieren in de poort”. venue: temporary museum in Almere date: 2010/06/06

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shanghai shop

Now our products are also available in China’s tallest skyscraper: the museum shop in the Shanghai World Financial Center.

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instant products

The concept behind this product series is to produce 3D products straight out of the weaving machine; Ordinarily a fabric becomes a product by stitching various parts together. The advanced jacquard control mechanism offers a wide array of options that … Continue reading

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dry tech 3

Droog initiated Dry Tech in 1996. As in earlier editions, the third presentation on Dry Tech unites engineers of Delft University of Technology and companies from the same sectors with a creative group of designers and architects. Together they developed … Continue reading

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3D textiles

Intrigued by the constantly changing interaction between bindings and yarns, we want to create innovative textiles & products that trigger the senses. We challenge technical constraints as much as we can. Textiles with a 3d texture trigger the senses: offering … Continue reading

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textures

Creating textiles provides a unique opportunity to build up material properties from the very beginning. Starting with a single thread, technology and structure determine a very wide array of possible materials. When we also take into account properties of different … Continue reading

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