Train Seat Fabrics

Tuesday, August 9, 2016


Hola! I just got back from a 3 week vacation driving a camper around Spain with my boyfriend - that was a TRIP. I can't wait to share some photos..spain is so pretty, so its easy to take good ones at least! I have to organize them...but I've been sharing a few of my favorites on Instagram if you're dying of curiosity!
 
In the meantime, I'm so entertained by this article about public transport fabrics and why they are the way they are and I never knew a whole life existed in the making and designing of the patterns/fabrics etc. Did you know that in Britain each line has a different pattern on purpose? You have to read this article! And then to take it further, this german artist, Menja Stevenson, did a project where she made clothes from the fabrics and rode the lines and took photos and documented peoples reactions. Anyway, I love this - and you can read the interesting article here: Why are train-seat fabrics so ugly? 
You can also read about the fabric and what line its on and buy it here.
(all pictures are from the article)

2 comments:

Matthew Pike said...

One million times yes. I watched a programme about the fella that designs the London Underground ones, it's so interesting and always overlooked. Everyday beauty, right?

Buckets & Spades

DUTA said...

Hi Krystal,

I love what's in the pictures. Great idea about train seats upholstery!
There's no reason whatsoever for public transport fabrics to be ugly.

 

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