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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 can we design sustainable buildings that really move us? The Hortus Bionica species are the inhabitants of our vision for an adaptive future architecture that interacts with its users and environmental factors. The resulting species, organic 3D textile installations, … 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

In the Netherlands we waste 210.000 kiloton textile each year. The equivalent of 350.000.000 pairs of jeans. There is an incredible potential in this waste stream to become the recourse of new materials in a circular economy. BiOrigami researches the … 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. This … 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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