Textile and Clothing Design

| Interior and Textile Design |


 | Original photos and Design: Veera Vitikka |


The studies in Interior and Textile Design approach interior design from the perspective of interaction between humans and spaces. The starting points lie in user-driven interior and textile design. Textiles are one of the most important elements of interior design. They can be functional textiles in the home, artistic elements in public spaces, acoustic surfaces or innovative parts of the built environment. The interior and textile designer is a person who influences the aesthetic, experiential and multisensory qualities and well-being of a space.

The studies encompass textile design and production, textile art and spatial design. Thanks to studies in design technology, students learn to build visual, multisensory complexes. Three-dimensional modelling allows them to design and analyse spaces.

The final space is the origin and context of textile design. Traditional product development and research of decorative and functional textiles have given way to the design and research of diverse spaces, interior designs and materials. New technical advances and materials have opened opportunities in the fields of art, textiles and architecture.

Some of the most interesting applications and research environments in the field, besides homes, are modern tourism and service environments. Within these, some of the focal points of research and design are well-being, multisensory qualities and functionality.