Joanna Berzowska and her design research studio, Extra-Soft Labs or XS Labs, presented a new catalog which exhibits their work produced over the past 7 years. It is a brilliant collection of eTextile couture.
“Many of our electronic textile innovations are informed by the technical and the cultural history of how textiles have been made for generations — weaving, stitching, embroidery, knitting, beading, or quilting — but use a range of materials with different electro–mechanical properties. We consider the soft, playful, and magical aspects of these materials, so as to better adapt to the contours of the human body and the complexities of human needs and desires. Our approach often engages subtle elements of the absurd, the perverse, and the transgressive. ”
Joanna Berzowska. 2010
Two images from the PDF: Captain Electric and Skorpians