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A Textile Toolbox

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Commissioned by TED Textile Environmental Design Research Group to design a Textile Toolbox for Swedish Fashion and Textile design. Melanie Bowles and Kathryn Round worked together to create Smogasboard a ‘pick and mix’ box of pattern, colour and quality. Inspired by researching the origins of kindergarten learning, the designers have developed a beautifully crafted game contained in a box. Smörgåsboard is a hands-on game that encourages analogue play and participatory design to create patterns


Education, research, participatory design, design models, bauhaus, Froebel


Textiles, Toys and Instruments, Conceptual


Plastics, Wood
Pick and Mix Play
Photographer: Melanie Bowles
Design model to create DIY pattern modules inspired by Fredrick
Pick and Mix play
Photographer: Melanie Bowles
Design system to create pattern modules
Photographer: TED Research
Digital Print onto wool twill
Pick and Mix Play
Photographer: Melanie Bowles
Perspex shapes for participatory design
Smogasbord Skirt
Photographer: TED research UAL
Digital Print on wool twill

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