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Bedtime Stories

Smart textile services

Intertwine the traditions from the textile industry with the newest technology and what you get is the best of both worlds. That is a starting-point of Wearable senses, one of the themes within Industrial Design at the TU/e. Bedtime stories and Vigour are two showcase results of an intensive cooperation between designers and people from the textile and electronics industries.

Bedtime stories

Textiles can tell stories. Whereas a Scottish tartan shows the identity of your clan, the complex patterns and symbols in Estonian dress reveal much about the wearer’s background. Designer Kristi Kuusk translated the tradition of storytelling through textile to a modern variation. The duvet shows the scenery of Little Red Riding hood. And when looked through a tablet, the main characters of the story are discovered. Parent and child can travel together through the fairy land.


Eindhoven University of Technology
Johan van den Acker
studio toer


Kristi Kuusk, Eindhoven University of Technology, PhD candidate
Dr. Oscar Tomico, Assistant Professor, Eindhoven University of Technology, supervisor
Dr. Geert Langereis, supervisor until February 2013 Caroline Hummels, Eindhoven University of Technology, promotor

Contact and Information

Kristi Kuusk
k.kuusk [at] tue . nl
Download the Smart Textile poster here.

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