The Netherlands, 1991

The Collab. Collection

The collab. collection originated as a textile collection that grew from the belief that the value of the textile is raised when the relationship between user and material is shown. The designs presented in The collab. Collection offer an opportunity for the user to collaborate with the already existing design and shift the object’s personal value by changing or adding to the textile. However, a textile collection, a collection of half-products has difficulty reaching the user. Thus, the collection became an opportunity to invite product makers, to work together to come to a “whole product”. The design was then adjusted to perfectly fit the physical shape it would take. A product designed to communicate something specific deserves a skin made specifically for it. On display here are four of the initial designs, with four different techniques, and the potential “whole-products”. Most products are shown mid-process; the collaborations are ongoing and others are invited to join.