mass customization

A Mass Customizable Textile Design


Marimekko’s fashion and textile designs from the 1970s captured the free spirit and funky aesthetic of the decade with bold yet simple organic forms. The Finnish company’s approach to design also reflected interest in a youth culture which questioned conformity and authority. Marimekko famously blurred the lines of gendered fashion systems. The company also challenged traditional design methods, adjusting their approach to allow for mass customization.
Pentti Rinta, Marimekko, 1970s, mass customization

Industry vs. Craft


Dutch Designer Hella Jongerius has dedicated her career to juxtaposing seemingly contradictory themes in her work: industry and craft, high and low tech, traditional and contemporary influences and modes of creation. She has been featured in exhibitions here at the Cooper-Hewitt, as well as at MoMA and the Design Museum in London, among others.
textiles, Hella Jongerius, mass customization, upholstery

Printing Furniture


“Stereolithography has enabled us to…imagine, on an industrial level, a new freedom of creation, which would notably emancipate us from the limitations of molds.”[1]  Patrick Jouin
Patrick Jouin, C2 Chair, furniture, rapid prototyping, printed furniture, Materialise, Sterolithography, mass customization, Solid Collection