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Haptic clothes

Published 10 years ago by Philip | no responses

Designers are starting to wake up to the growing influence of clothing design on the industry. As materials become lighter, cheaper and smarter, the market for responsive and intelligent clothing keeps growing. This is great ...

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Obvious is important

Published 10 years ago by Philip | no responses

What are the most important qualities of a particular material? This is the question we constantly ask ourselves at Materia. In the exploration, it can help to show the most obvious qualities. Designer Matthias Borowski ...

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Seeing the light

Published 10 years ago by Philip | no responses

The boundaries between technology and art are getting fuzzier. In an ongoing research project, artist Jim Campbell literally makes fuzzier images too. His work is fascinating for its exploration of light, material and space. If ...

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Unfolding light

Published 10 years ago by Philip | no responses

Illumination comes in many forms, and few are as attractive as this unfolding lamp. Clever use of common materials makes this a lighting element that really stands out from the crowd. The Lumio, brainchild of ...

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Carbon-fibre for 3D printing

Published 10 years ago by Philip | no responses

Technology keeps pushing across borders. A Silicon Valley start-up has announce the availability of technology and materials to create Ultra Strong High Performance (USHP) polymer parts using a 3D printing process. The company, Arevo Labs, ...

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More than hot air

Published 10 years ago by Philip | no responses

The world of design is increasingly interested in lightweight materials. They’re efficient, usually cheaper by weight than traditional alternatives, and they lend themselves well to light, strong and even temporary structures and designs. Lightweight materials ...

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