12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: SIMONE POST
Simone Post is a Dutch textile and product designer, based in Rotterdam. Her work delves deep into colour, surface, and print. Simone has a penchant for the design process, experimenting to discover the hidden potential of materials and techniques.
Her bold and unexpected use of materials strives to preserve crafts and promote sustainability. Her work has been exhibited worldwide from Brazil, China, Italy, US, to Moscow, and has been acquired by multiple museums.
The Vlisco Recycled Carpets repurpose textiles of Vlisco, a Dutch-based textile manufacturer of high-end wax-printed fabrics, mainly exported to Africa. The process of designing and producing these fabrics is complicated. In each of the 27 treatments the wax fabric goes through, things can go wrong. Since Vlisco cannot bring misprints to market, Simone Post was able to develop a line of high-quality carpets using leftovers as well as rejected textiles.
Whereas destruction of the leftover and rejected textiles is time consuming and costly, recycling is environmentally sustainable and also offers a platform for innovation.
Inspired by the side view of the large rolls used to store and transport the textiles, Simone cuts her fabrics into thin strips and then folds and coils them into sturdy carpets. With endless possible colour combinations, a unique product is created each and every time. The design shields the original printed surfaces and potential flaws, while the resulting carpets still show off Vlisco’s stunning colours, in new and unexpected patterns.
For SELVEDGE, Studio Simone Post is offering a 40cm diameter post-Vlisco rug, with a value of €450.
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