Bespoke Interactive Knits for BMW
ByBorre has developed fabrics for a concept car cabin module, called the BMW i Interaction EASE, as presented at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. It is an inviting space in which to spend time and that is fit for a future in which autonomous driving is commonplace.
ByBorre collaborated with BMW in its quest to create a seamless interactive surface by developing bespoke textiles. Through ByBorre’s Textile Development Kit (TDK), creators are given full control over the development of On-Pattern textiles, enabling them to precisely engineer their own fabric from the raw sustainable yarn, including custom colours and artwork.
Through the form-follows-function ethos, the cabin’s upholstery was turned into a tactile three-dimensional knitted surface interface. The smart materials-embedded textile surface provides the passenger with an integrated and intuitive interactive experience.