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LOOM

Gudrunsdotter, Ida (2018) In Diploma work IDEM05 20181
Industrial Design
Abstract
This project addresses the problems the traditional loom has in our modern so- ciety resulting in a product that provides a new and modernized way of looking at the loom. A lighter, easier and more intuitive version that one could use even without having previous experience with weaving.

Most of us have an encountered a loom in our lives, but very few have a relationship to it. As weaving is one of the oldest crafts we have, I felt an urge to change this relationship.

The loom hasn’t changed much since the 16th century. There are a lot of variants on the market but most of them are built on the same principle and construction. When the loom was developed, the society and living arrangements looked much different from how we live... (More)
This project addresses the problems the traditional loom has in our modern so- ciety resulting in a product that provides a new and modernized way of looking at the loom. A lighter, easier and more intuitive version that one could use even without having previous experience with weaving.

Most of us have an encountered a loom in our lives, but very few have a relationship to it. As weaving is one of the oldest crafts we have, I felt an urge to change this relationship.

The loom hasn’t changed much since the 16th century. There are a lot of variants on the market but most of them are built on the same principle and construction. When the loom was developed, the society and living arrangements looked much different from how we live now. Space, time and level of experience needed when weaving wasn’t as important factors when the original looms were designed. Therefore, it does not always fit in to our modern lifestyle.

Through Interviews, testing and study visits. I found that the size of the loom de- pends on the heddle system, the system that controls the threads, making them go up and down. The most essential part of the project have been to create a new kind of heddle that makes it easier to weave and at the same time allows for a simple and smaller construction that anyone could have at home.

The result of this MA-project is a new way of looking at the loom. The new loom exists in the borderland between furniture and tool. A product anyone could have at home regardless of what experience in weaving or which living arrangements one has. It is foldable and easy to move when not in use. The user can at any time change the type of weave without having to change the threads which is not possible on today’s looms, making this product versatile and yet simple. (Less)
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author
Gudrunsdotter, Ida
supervisor
organization
course
IDEM05 20181
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
publication/series
Diploma work
report number
ISRN: LUT-DVIDE/ EX--18/50387-SE
language
English
id
8945284
date added to LUP
2018-06-05 14:10:40
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2018-06-05 14:10:40
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  abstract     = {This project addresses the problems the traditional loom has in our modern so- ciety resulting in a product that provides a new and modernized way of looking at the loom. A lighter, easier and more intuitive version that one could use even without having previous experience with weaving. 

Most of us have an encountered a loom in our lives, but very few have a relationship to it. As weaving is one of the oldest crafts we have, I felt an urge to change this relationship. 

The loom hasn’t changed much since the 16th century. There are a lot of variants on the market but most of them are built on the same principle and construction. When the loom was developed, the society and living arrangements looked much different from how we live now. Space, time and level of experience needed when weaving wasn’t as important factors when the original looms were designed. Therefore, it does not always fit in to our modern lifestyle. 

Through Interviews, testing and study visits. I found that the size of the loom de- pends on the heddle system, the system that controls the threads, making them go up and down. The most essential part of the project have been to create a new kind of heddle that makes it easier to weave and at the same time allows for a simple and smaller construction that anyone could have at home. 

The result of this MA-project is a new way of looking at the loom. The new loom exists in the borderland between furniture and tool. A product anyone could have at home regardless of what experience in weaving or which living arrangements one has. It is foldable and easy to move when not in use. The user can at any time change the type of weave without having to change the threads which is not possible on today’s looms, making this product versatile and yet simple.},
  author       = {Gudrunsdotter, Ida},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {Diploma work},
  title        = {LOOM},
  year         = {2018},
}