Duct-Taped Blankets – Studio Bertjan Pot (The Netherlands)
Typically, thick textiles make for thick hems. In the case of Studio Bertjan Pot’s Duct-Taped Blankets, however, an alternative was sought. Working with Kvadrat Febrik’s knitted Sprinkles textile, Duct-Taped Blankets was born out of a desire to find a new approach towards hemming. Inspired by the taped seams found in sportswear, the Rotterdam-based studio hemmed a series of Sprinkles blankets using coloured duct tape. Blurring industrial plastic tape with a soft knitted textile, Duct-Taped Blankets contrasts both the visual and tactile profiles of its two constituent materials.