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Clever cupboard unfolds

Published 10 years ago by Philip | no responses

We all know that space can be a struggle. This clever design packs a lot of storage space into a small, transportable volume. The Stockwerk cupboard is a hinged piece of woodwork that can be folded ...

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Natural Column Project

Published 10 years ago by Philip | no responses

Biomimicry is an impressive and important trend in current design. It’s also a subject that received plenty of attention at Material Xperience 2014. A great example of biomimicry is studying naturally strong structures, such as bones, ...

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Spring wood designs

Published 10 years ago by Philip | no responses

One of the hottest items at Material Xperience last week was a series of flexible wooden designs. Carved out of solid wood, the springy pieces are a charmingly simple experiment in materials’ innovation. Designers often ...

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Mushrooms: nature’s polymers

Published 10 years ago by Philip | one response

At our event Material Xperience 2014, which we hosted last week in Rotterdam, one of the most popular items in our exhibition was a type of leather grown from mushroom residue. The mushroom leather on ...

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Dynamic façade changes translucency

Published 10 years ago by Philip | no responses

A new greenhouse in a Danish botanical garden has the remarkable property of being able to change its translucency and regulating daylight. It does this by pumping air in and out of polymer pillows, which ...

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Material Xperience 2014 review

Published 10 years ago by Philip | no responses

Material Xperience 2014 The Netherlands was held last week in Rotterdam. The show, featuring Materia partners, materials’ innovation and a seminar programme, was a success, with many visitors declaring they had found new, interesting and ...

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