SAT 26 SEPT 2015 > SUN 17 JAN 2016


Orange, lemon, pineapple, banana, coconut, nettle, coffee, rice, soy, corn, beet, flax, lotus, seaweed, mushrooms, wine, beer and shellfish...

Textifood, the most recent of the Futurotextiles exhibitions, will present fibres made from plant or animal sources, whose non-edible by-products are used to create textiles.

Textifood is a response to the theme set for Expo 2015 in Milan “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”. The exhibition was designed by lille3000 for the France/Lille Europe Pavilion, at the Palazzo delle Stelline, Institut Français Milano, from the 1st of May to the 14th of July 2015.

In the frame of Renaissance, lille3000 and the Natural History Museum showcase the range of synergies possible between food production and textiles.

These fibres come from all continents. They are studied worldwide by researchers to find solutions for the needs of an increasingly responsible world.

To illustrate the qualities of the frequently little-known fabrics made from these fibres, lille3000 has called on artists, designers and stylists aware of the need for an intelligent and sustainable use of the planet’s resources to come up with creations that incorporate fibres often derived from the by-products of crop production.

Designers such as Coralie Marabelle, Christine Phung, Design Percept, L’Herbe Rouge, A+ZDesign®, Egide Paris, Az&mut or Manufacture des Rigoles, have incorporated the research of textile companies based on plant chemistry and biomass processing.

Others, including Eric Raisina Em Riem, Ditta Sandico, Kristian Von Forselles, the House of Dognin and Nina Gautier, have worked with natural fibres know for centuries but are all but forgotten nowadays.

Whereas some researchers working in their laboratories, such as Donna Franklin & Gary Cass, Jonas Edvard, Qmilk or Orange Fiber, have created innovative and entirely visionary materials.

Design: lille3000 / Futurotextiles Curator: Caroline David



> Créateurs :
Aissa Dione (Sn.) - Az&mut (Fr.) - Carole Collet (Fr.) - Chiara Vigo (It.) - Christine Phung & Morgane Crucq (Fr.) - Coralie Marabelle (Fr.) & Elodie Brunet (Fr.) - Design Percept (Fr.) - Ditta Sandico (Ph.) - Egide Paris (Fr.) - Em Riem (Kh.) - Éric Raisina (Mg.) - Gary Cass & Donna Franklin (Austr.) - Geneviève Levivier / A+ZDesign® (Be.) - Jonas Edvard (Dk.) - Kristian Von Forselles (Swe.) - Maisons de Mode / L’Herbe Rouge (Fr.) - Dognin (Fr.) - Manufacture des Rigoles (Fr.) - Nina Gautier (Ch.) - on aura tout vu (Fr.) – Orange Fiber (It.) - Sophie Hallette (Fr.) - Tamiya Raden (Jp.) - Tiziana & Gianni Baldizzone (It.) - Virginie Breton / BBdor (Fr.)

> Entreprises et institutions :
École Supérieure des Arts de Tournai (Be.) - BACSAC (Fr.) - Centexbel (Be.) - CimAlp (Fr.) - Clubtex / CELC / ENSAIT/ CETI (Fr.) - Cousin Biotech (Fr.) – Cultimer (Fr.) - Damart (Fr.) - Decathlon (Fr.) - Dehondt (Fr.) - Dracula Technologies (Fr) - EDF (Fr.) - ENPC, École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussée (Fr.) - Fimalin (Fr.) - Grado Zero Espace (It) - Himalayan Fiber (Np.) - IFTH (Fr) - Immatec (Bra) - Jules Clarysse (Be) - Lenzing (At.) - Libeco (Be.) - Maison Darquer-Noyon (Fr.) - MateriaNova (Be) - Musée d’Histoire Naturelle de Lille (Fr.) - OM-IH (Ch) - Peignage Dumortier (Fr.) - Qmilk (De.) - Racines (Fr.) - Samatoa (Camb. / Fr.) - Singtex (Tw.) - Smartfiber (De.) - Texilis (Fr.) - Tibtech (Fr) - The Formary (Nzl) - Tresse Industrie (Fr) - Umorfil (Tw.) - Wallart (Fr.) - …




Musée d’Histoire Naturelle

19 Rue de Bruxelles
59000 Lille

Horaires d'ouverture :
Lun : 9:30 > 17:00
Mer > Ven : 9:30 > 17:00
Sam & Dim : 10:00 > 18:00
Fermé le mardi

Tarifs exposition :
Tarif plein : 4€
Tarif réduit : 2,60€

Accès :
Métro République-Beaux Arts

catalogue textifood

Livret de l'exposition itinérante Textifood

chambre Accor

Dans le cadre de RENAISSANCE, lille3000 a imaginé ce nouveau concept de chambre pour son partenaire AccorHôtels. Linge de lit, de toilettes, produits cosmétiques montrent comment des éléments complémentaires de notre alimentation, souvent issus d’espèces végétales, peuvent servir à produire des fibres textiles.

Avec : Az&mut (Fr.) - Ditta Sandico (Ph.) - Francis Kurkdjian (Fr.) – Libeco (Be.) - Sarmance (Fr.) – Singtex (Tw.)

Exhibition Partners