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Data carriers by Merle Wilkening | 21st March, 2023 | Playground

At first glance, they are colorful, patterned blankets. It’s only when you take a closer look that the neat design concept is revealed: Temperature Textiles from Dutch design studio Raw Color show data on climate change. The blankets highlight the main causes and consequences of global warming in an aesthetically pleasing way. Changes in emissions and temperature levels are depicted in warm hues, while the rise in sea levels is shown in cool blues, purples and greens.

Each finely woven line depicts a year from 2000 to 2100. The dia- grams are based on four different scenarios modeled by the IPCC, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The Raw Color team, led by Danierater Haar and Christoph Brach, also consulted the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute. The result: a synthesis of science and art! But the merino wool blankets are more than just a visual representation of global climate change – they also keep you snug and warm.

IssueGG Magazine 02/23
PhotographyRaw Color