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Wood Foam Wood Foam
Cutting Edge Cutting Edge
Current Table Current Table
biomaterials Wood Foam

Wood Foam

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut, WKI in Braunschweig have adopted a promising wood-based insulation material by creating foam from wood particles. “Our wood foam can be used in exactly the same way as conventional plastic spray foams, but is an entirely natural product made from sustainable […]

ceramics Current Table

Current Table

Current Table is a piece of furniture that also functions as a power source. It gathers and harvests energy from daylight to charge your appliances, all within one room. While you read a book or write emails, you can use your table to charge your mobile devices. Created by Dutch […]

metals Phenix PX

Phenix PX

3D Systems’ Phenix PX platform is a collection of proprietary Direct Metal 3D Printers that print chemically pure, fully dense metal and ceramic parts from very fine powders with the granularity of 6 to 9 microns. Materials include stainless steel, tool steel, super alloys, non-ferrous alloys, precious metals and alumina […]

polymers Cutting Edge

Cutting Edge

Cutting Edge is a large-scale subtractive manufacturing process that enables the creation of custom furniture. Based on foam-cutting technology, designer Martijn Rigters developed a dynamic frame in which four hot wires can be shifted in place to create varying profiles within rectangular blocks of expanded polystyrene (EPS). Reminiscent of time-lapse […]

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Starlight Avatar
feature / light

Starlight Avatar

Bioglow is a biotechnology company that has developed the world’s first autoluminescent (light-producing) plant, called the Starlight Avatar. Similar to fireflies and other luminous organisms found in nature, the autoluminescent plant’s light emission machinery is encoded on a cellular level—allowing the plant to constantly emit visible light during its life […]

Wood Foam
feature / wood

Wood Foam

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut, WKI in Braunschweig have adopted a promising wood-based insulation material by creating foam from wood particles. “Our wood foam can be used in exactly the same way as conventional plastic spray foams, but is an entirely natural product made from sustainable […]

Cutting Edge
feature / plastic

Cutting Edge

Cutting Edge is a large-scale subtractive manufacturing process that enables the creation of custom furniture. Based on foam-cutting technology, designer Martijn Rigters developed a dynamic frame in which four hot wires can be shifted in place to create varying profiles within rectangular blocks of expanded polystyrene (EPS). Reminiscent of time-lapse […]

Current Table
feature / glass

Current Table

Current Table is a piece of furniture that also functions as a power source. It gathers and harvests energy from daylight to charge your appliances, all within one room. While you read a book or write emails, you can use your table to charge your mobile devices. Created by Dutch […]

TAC
feature / plastic

TAC

TAC is a tackable acoustical panel made with porous, expanded polypropylene bead foam compressed into a dense product suitable for ceilings and walls. Class A fire rated, water proof and paintable, TAC combines high acoustical performance and aesthetic appeal with an effective tack board surface. TAC can be easily installed […]

Contact
feature / interactive

Contact

Contact transforms any hard surface into a sound and light instrument. Developed by Felix Faire at Bartlett’s Interactive Architecture Lab, the interface employs contact microphones and waveform analysis to enable a tabletop or other surface to be used as a touch-sensitive device. Finger and hand taps are translated into audio […]

Topoanalysis
feature / paper

Topoanalysis

Topoanalysis is a site-specific installation that reimagines the window, transforming it from a transparent portal to a luminous paper canvas. Designed by artist Ann Tarantino, Topoanalysis consists of laser cut paper with intricate patterns that conjure the visual languages of the natural sciences, aerial maps, and underground networks. According to […]

Bonded Series
feature / plastic

Bonded Series

Panelite Bonded Series translucent honeycomb panels exhibit directional transparency, offering dynamic views while transmitting up to 65 percent daylight to interior spaces. The honeycomb structure amplifies daylight because light bounces within the honeycomb cells. Some daylight is transmitted directly, but most is diffused, reducing the energy required for artificial lighting, […]

Arctic Ice
feature / glass

Arctic Ice

The mimicry of natural substances need not be limited to biological subjects. Arctic Ice, a glass panel created by Nathan Allan Glass Studios, seeks to emulate a particular state of water in a mineral material. Arctic Ice appears convincingly like ice at its melting point, with reflective wet rivulets emerging […]

Dupe
feature / mineral

Dupe

Peter Trimble’s Dupe is a micro scaled, mobile manufacturing plant that synthesizes sandstone objects out of sand, urine, and bacteria. Building blocks, furniture, sculpture, and other objects may be created by pouring a urine and bacteria mixture into a sand mold. Over time, the mixture calcifies, becoming a durable sandstone. […]