A matter of tactility

DesignerSofie Di Bartolomeo
Prize1st Place in Textile and Materials
Entry Description

A matter of tactility is based on a low-tech approach to stimulate an interaction with the body through the sense of touch. The project has been developed exploring new possibilities of tactile expression through coating techniques, in order to change the tactile properties of the base textile to bring another dimension of experience, related to touch, in the textile design field. The five realized textiles are characterized by unique sensations upon touch. The spiky one triggers circulation, the sticky one creates resistance, the tender one inspires intimacy, the soft one gives comfort. The one with negative space in between the lines creates a path for the fingers to relieve the stress. These textiles have been applied on the body, to express their potentiality in a wearable context. To show that clothing can be experienced not only in terms of function or aesthetic but also to stimulate unexpected sensations.