TUE 04 > MON 10 SEPT 2007


After its successful spell in 2006 during lille3000 at Le Tri Postal, Lille, the Futurotextiles exhibition visits Istanbul for Design Week from 4 to 10 September 2007. 

Textiles with remarkable qualitites: breathable, thermo-regulating, communicative, anti-bacterial, bio sensorial, fungicidal, anti-stress, photovoltaic and energizing… lille3000 highlights the textile techniques of the third millennium.   

The exhibition gives a wide audience an opportunity to discover a large selection of the most innovative textiles shown in Lille, in a scenography which blends design, contemporary art, science and cutting-edge technology. Astonishing and intriguing; these textiles of a new kind are more than ever synonymous with better living, comfort, protection and security.  

Futurotexiles looks towards the future prospects for textiles and their uses, from the serious to the anecdotal. A futuristic wedding dress with luminous lace made by Alphonse Sène for Noyon, a suit designed to resist 300°C temperatures, a musical canvas (Maurin Donneaud), or socks made from beetroot…Science fiction? Utopia?  Here are just a few examples of the textiles on show in the exhibition. 

Produced on a European scale, including, amongst others, textiles by firms from the Nord-Pas de Calais region and Belgium, the Futurotexiles exhibition reflects economic reality as expressed through renewal, innovation, research and development. Woven basalt, luminous lace, communicative clothing and more: the textile industry across Europe – upheld by its traditional savoir-faire – is highly involved in the development of these extreme fabrics. The exhibition also focuses interest on the latest innovations in the Turkish textile sector.  

Curator: Caroline David, Artistic Advisor lille3000Scenography: Ludovic Smagghe

Istanbul Design Week

Istanbul Design Week

Istanbul Design Week



Exhibition Partners

En partenariat / In partnership with: International Design Fairs - Design week, Istanbul


Avec le soutien de / Supported by:
Lille Métropole Communauté Urbaine, la Région Nord- Pas de Calais, Futex, l’Apim, la Banque Scalbert Dupont, la Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Lille, la Redoute, Lecoq.


lille3000 bénéficie du soutien de partenaires institutionnels / lille3000 instituional partners:
La Ville de Lille, le Département du Nord


Et de partenaires officiels / lille3000 official partners:
SFR, Accor, EDF, Auchan.