Breathing textile module
With the high pace of modern life we tend to be in active mode most of the time. Many people have trouble unwinding when they come home after a busy day. For them, Desiree van der Gracht designed this breathing textile module.
The module consists of three elements: an airbag that mimics a breathing pattern, ambient lighting, and a controlling device. All three are integrated in a fabric specially designed by Desiree. The textile module can be integrated in various products for the interior, such as a cocoon chair, a room divider or even a total space.
For the future, Desiree sees opportunities to implement the concept outside of the home domain as well, for example in healthcare, hospitality and offices.
Graduation Design Academy Eindhoven 2015
Nominated for the Renee Smeets Awards and the Keep An Eye Grant
In collaboration with Philips Innovation Design and the Textile Lab of Textielmuseum Tilburg