The TextielLab at the TextielMuseum is a unique knowledge centre, combining a specialised workshop for the manufacture of unique fabrics and an open studio where innovation is central. National and international designers, architects, artists and promising students are guided by product developers and technical experts, and so discover the endless possibilities of yarn, computer-controlled techniques and craftsmanship.

The extensive library, museum collection and temporary exhibitions are an important source of information and inspiration for the TextielLab’s clients.

Innovation & artistry

The TextielLab is an international knowledge centre, a place where innovation is born. Collaborating on and further developing exceptional, niche projects is one of its core activities.

It focuses primarily on design projects (design and fashion) and art. Applications are assessed on motivation, innovation (technical or material) and artistry by a committee of creative, technical and content-driven team members.

The lab worked on several innovative projects during the past years. These projects are shown in the TextielMuseum in the exhibition 'Co-creation | In the TextielLab' till 17th of March 2017. 

Working in the TextielLab

More information about the possibilities of working the TextielLab.

Sample Studio

The Sample Studio brings together over 200 prototypes that have been developed at the TextielLab over the last ten years. The textile samples that you find in the studio serve as inspiration for artists, designers and students that would like to work in the TextielLab or are doing so already.
The Studio is also open to visitors of the museum, where they can touch and see all the samples in real life.

Exceptional collaborations

For more examples of successful projects, click here.

Team & network

More information about the team of the TextielLab and the network.


More information, please contact the Front Office of the TextielLab.
T: +31 13 54 94 575