"We've created a Photoshop for textiles" says Byborre co-founder

A digital tool that allows anyone to design complex 3D-knitted fabrics has been named product of the year at Dutch Design Awards 2021.

Described by judges as “a real gamechanger”, Byborre Create is a user-friendly platform that offers free access to pioneering textile technology.

Byborre Create platform
Byborre Create is a digital platform for designing complex textiles

The platform was created by Byborre – a Dutch textile label that has previously developed fabrics for Adidas, Rapha and BMW – to bring more transparency to textile production and reduce the amount of waste in the industry.

It was one of eight winners of this year’s Dutch Design Awards, a programme that honours the best designs to come out of the Netherlands each year, announced during Dutch Design Week.

“Byborre Create makes clear that an intrinsic problem in textile production can be solved,” said judges, “while at the same time paving the way for greater … Read more

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Black Friday Ooni deals: 20% off top pizza ovens

Looking for a Black Friday Ooni deal? Ooni is the brand behind some of our favourite pizza ovens, and with prices starting at £250 (that’s before these Black Friday pizza oven deals) it’s also one of the most affordable options on the market. Whether you’re looking for a cheap Ooni deal for the perfect Christmas gift, or want to splurge on the new, luxe Ooni Karu 16, this guide has all the discounts you need to know about.

Because Ooni makes some of the best pizza ovens on the market, it can be tricky to find them in stock for some of the year. That’s why Black Friday is the ultimate time to buy, because when the time for some alfresco entertaining does arrive, you’ll be fully kitted out to impress friends and family with fresh artisanal-style pizza from your own oven. Ooni Black Friday deals are a little hard … Read more

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Jasper Morrison creates lightweight cantilever plastic Evo-C chair for Vitra

Jasper Morrison and Vitra have created what they describe as the “first successful translation” of the classic cantilever chair in plastic, the Evo-C.

The Evo-C is made of recyclable polypropylene but otherwise resembles the silhouette and proportions of tubular steel cantilever chairs, which have no rear supporting legs.

According to Vitra, developments in gas injection moulding technology had made it possible to achieve the necessary strength for a cantilever chair with a minimal form while using plastic.

Evo-C chair by Jasper Morrison for Vitra
The Evo-C has the shape of a classic tubular steel cantilever chair but in plastic

“Throughout the decades, there have been substantial developments and iterations of the cantilever chair – from Mies van der Rohe and Marcel Breuer’s iconic tubular steel designs, to Alvar Aalto’s wooden variations in the 1930s and the Panton Chair in 1967,” said Vitra.

“Vitra has continued to pioneer the two-legged chair known to be one of the great … Read more

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Why chicken wire Christmas decorations are the latest trend gripping the nation

Yep, you read that right: chicken wire is trending for Christmas decorating this year. This unexpected item makes for the perfect base for layering on lots of festive foliage.

As Donna Butler proves, all you need is some chicken wire, faux foliage, and some baubles to make a beautiful budget Christmas decorating idea for the front door.

Donna shares her imaginative chicken wire creation with us to inspire others to get creative with our Christmas ideas. It’s easier than it looks, Donna assures us.

Chicken wire Christmas decoration trend

Image credit: Donna Butler

‘I found the inspiration while on Instagram’ Donna tells Ideal Home. ‘I saw it and thought I have to have that!’.

‘My neighbour gave me the chicken wire and I bought most of the items from a local garden centre. I cut the shape out that I wanted. My husband attached it to our lounge door, so … Read more

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Studio Agne uses waste materials to create dyes for Lutetia and Juno rug collection

Design studio Studio Agne has created a collection of rugs that were crafted using textile dyes made from byproducts from industrial processing.

The studio applies natural dying techniques to industrial-scale production in an attempt to avoid the environmentally harmful use of commercial textile dyes.

A rug from the Lutetia and Juno collection was hung from a wooden frame
The collection was titled Lutetia and Juno after two asteroids

“Commercial textile dyeing causes a significant amount of environmental and health problems due to the chemicals used in the process, whereas natural dyeing is rarely employed on an industrial scale,” Studio Agne explained.

“Typically, secondary raw materials don’t meet the ‘industry standard’ or are contaminated and are therefore dumped or down-cycled.”

Detail image of the pile on the Lutetia and Juno rug collection
The rugs were tufted using linen fabrics

The studio’s Lutetia and Juno linen rugs were coloured and hand-dyed using nine textile dyes. These were made using byproducts from industrial pharmaceutical and food processing, including materials such as hemp, mustard, evening primrose, coal and iron.

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