Studio Makkink & Bey
3296 Hôtel Dupanloup (Interior of the research centre of the University of Orléans), 2014
commissioned by: University of Orléans
TEXTILE • noun: textile; plural noun: textiles.
1. A type of cloth or woven fabric. “a fascinating range of pottery, jewellery, and textiles”. 2. (among nudists) A non-nudist, especially on a beach. “nudists to the left, textiles to the right”. 3. The branch of industry involved in the manufacture of cloth. “in textiles, more women were employed than men”.
Synonyms: fabric, cloth, material.
Origin: Early 17th century: from Latin textilis, from text- ‘woven’, from the verb texere.