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Landscapes Within

Landscapes Within is a collection of furniture that contains visible inclusions of natural materials. Created by Polish furniture designer Wiktoria Szawiel, the simple stools, chairs, and tables are intended to capture the spirit of her home landscape in eastern Europe. Szawiel collected various plants and grass from the region and […]

ceramics Ornilux

Ornilux

Researchers estimate that hundreds of millions of birds are killed each year in North America due to collisions with glass on buildings, making bird window strikes one of the largest avian fatality threats. The reflective and transparent characteristics of glass create the danger for birds, as they cannot see glass. […]

metals Ava

Ava

Ava is a visually-striking modular storage and display system that enables multiple configurations from a simple stack to highly dynamic and unexpected sculptural geometries. Ava may also be used to create a simple piece of furniture—such as a stool or a side table. Designed by Mod, the system is designed […]

polymers Propolis Vessels

Propolis Vessels

Propolis is a biodegradable resin that honey bees collect from different trees and use as a sealant for unwanted open spaces in the beehive. Its color depends of the forests and botanical sources used in the collection by the honey bees. French designer Marlène Huissoud works with a black propolis […]

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Propolis Vessels
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Propolis Vessels

Propolis is a biodegradable resin that honey bees collect from different trees and use as a sealant for unwanted open spaces in the beehive. Its color depends of the forests and botanical sources used in the collection by the honey bees. French designer Marlène Huissoud works with a black propolis […]

Landscapes Within
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Landscapes Within

Landscapes Within is a collection of furniture that contains visible inclusions of natural materials. Created by Polish furniture designer Wiktoria Szawiel, the simple stools, chairs, and tables are intended to capture the spirit of her home landscape in eastern Europe. Szawiel collected various plants and grass from the region and […]

3D Weaver
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3D Weaver

The 3D weaver is a loom specially designed for weaving in three dimensions. Developed by designer Oluwaseyi Sosanya, the weaver accepts materials such as cotton, wool, and paper, and creates resilient textile structures in a variety of patterns. The Honeycomb weave is based on a simple hexagonal structure and can […]

Bleed
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Bleed

Bleed is a collection of cedar cabinets that exhibits “localized ebonizing.” Although the forms are simplistic blocks, the steel hardware—stripped of its protective zinc coating using acid—reacts with the tannin in the cedar. The result is bleeding patterns on the wood that in turn emphasize the inherent complexity of the […]

Kinetic Wall
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Kinetic Wall

Kinetic Wall is a dynamic fabric surface created for the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale. The wall’s movement is activated by a series of motorized points that extend and retract, transforming an elastic, translucent textile into a topographical section of peaks and valleys. A digitally controlled choreography enables endless surface patterns […]

Chromosonic
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Chromosonic

Chromosonic is a programmable, electronic, color-changing textile interface. The installation consists of an arduino with a 12V power supply and twenty custom PCBs that drive four industrial 24V DC power supplies. These supplies heat two handmade textiles that are woven with nichrome wires and screen-printed with thermochromatic dyes, revealing preprogrammed […]

Thermal Touch
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Thermal Touch

Thermal Touch is a user interface that combines thermal imaging with augmented reality. Consisting of an infrared and standard camera working in tandem and running on a tablet PC, the prototype registers the heat signature left by a person’s finger when touching a surface. Augmented Reality (AR) software then supplements […]

Self-Folding Paper
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Self-Folding Paper

Self-Folding Paper is a paper surface that transforms when heated, automatically generating intricate multi-dimensional structures. Developed by Ata Sina at the University of British Columbia, the shape-shifting material is created by first making small computer-driven cuts and creases in a sheet of paper. Special thermoplastic polymers are then attached onto […]

Ava
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Ava

Ava is a visually-striking modular storage and display system that enables multiple configurations from a simple stack to highly dynamic and unexpected sculptural geometries. Ava may also be used to create a simple piece of furniture—such as a stool or a side table. Designed by Mod, the system is designed […]

Ornilux
feature / glass

Ornilux

Researchers estimate that hundreds of millions of birds are killed each year in North America due to collisions with glass on buildings, making bird window strikes one of the largest avian fatality threats. The reflective and transparent characteristics of glass create the danger for birds, as they cannot see glass. […]