the exhibition in tilburg


photo: Gym de Luxe by Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm


Within a short period of time, the house will dress up in all different expressions of textile: knitted, crocheted, printed, embroidered, as jacquards or as colourwovens. The consumer will start using a bit of fabric here and there; a knitted pouf, a felt plaid, a tactile carpet or traditional table linen. People will think about a bigger surface and will reinvent the curtain, consider wall-to-wall fabrics and upholster furniture with tweeds and patterns instead of leather.


In reaction to our virtual existence, we will need more real emotions and unknown surprising scenarios: tactility and dimension to compensate the flat screens in our lives, to give pleasure to our fingers.  This seems why many designers have recently started to reinvent textiles with often handmade and traditional but also high-tech processes. This focus from designers and other creatives will arrive just in time to prevent the demise of the textile industries. We have only a few years left to save these endangered species. Let’s talk about textiles for the years to come!


Lidewij Edelkoort


on November 27, Lidewij Edelkoort will present the House of Textiles, a look at design and interior trends that are inspired by textile

Session One: 11.00 – 12.30 (English)

Session Two: 14.00 – 15.30 (Dutch)

€ 35 or € 40 (including lunch)

Students & museum members discount: 27.50 or 32.50 (including lunch)

RSVP is essential:



Talking Textiles brings together contemporary design and creative textiles at the TextielMuseum in Tilburg on show until January 26, 2014.




photo: Tommy de Lange / TextielMuseum. Nomadic Textiles (from left): Kiki van Eijk, Bertjan Pot, Dienke Dekker, with Daniel Costa and Lenneke Langenhuijsen (both centre)


photo: Tommy de Lange / TextielMuseum . Exhibition view


photo: Tommy de Lange / TextielMuseum. Exhibition view .