Congratulations to Aleksandra Gaca on winning the Dutch Design Awards 2018 in the category Best Product for her custom, 3D woven textile BLOKO created for Renault SYMBIOZ concept car! The Awards Night took place in Eindhoven on June 28th.
“The jury admires the innovative fabric designs of Aleksandra Gaca, making the application of the material suitable for the interior of the car of the future as a mobile personal space, as well as more traditional applications”
CUSTOM 3D WOVEN TEXTILE BLOKO for Renault SYMBIOZ project.
Aleksandra Gaca created a new version of her BLOKO fabric: a sound-absorbent textile with a woven 3D structure, from a larger collection of Architextiles. The design aims to make the cabin of Renault's autonomous, electric SYMBIOZ concept car as comfortable as any modern home interior. In the TextielLAB (Textielmuseum, Tilburg), Gaca – a pioneer in 3D woven textiles and an expert in their manufacture and use – developed a textile translation of the vision of the French car manufacturer. Blending high-quality, organic cotton yarns with wool and polyester yarns, the fabric combines strength and softness. Thanks to these qualities, this new Bloko design is suitable for both the SYMBIOZ concept car and the Renault home, uniting the two spaces in one ecosystem.