Scaling Nature - Wrinkling
Curling lettuce leaves, shrinking skin or wrinkling biofilms are in the focus for bio-inspired textile design concepts at the weißensee kunsthochschule berlin. Students of the bachelor's programme in textile and surface design researched material activity in natural structures and developed new design strategies for active surfaces. Selected works of the design studio will be presented at DOMOTEX.28 Nov. 2019
Exhibits render new Functionalities
Through experimental material studies on formation, flexibility and elasticity, natural phenomena of wrinkling were investigated and translated into textile structures with new mechanical, energetic and functional properties. The exhibition shows shrinking fabrics, sensitive and overtwisted yarns, pleats made of lacquer and bistable textiles, opening up new approaches for the design of surfaces in a spatial context.
The haptic, optical and mechanical properties of the exhibits render new functionalities: paper screens open up with humidity, woolen fabrics become elastic without synthetic additives and three-dimensional textiles form into tactile patterns.
Matters of Activity. Image Space Material
The exhibited prototypes illustrate how a research-based design approach can open up new fields for interior surface design. The project was carried out in the context of the research cluster "Matters of Activity. Image Space Material" with the participation of scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces Golm, Department of Biomaterials. Project supervision: Prof. Christiane Sauer, Ebba Fransén Waldhör, Maxie Schneider, Agata Kycia, Dr. Cécile Bidan, Dr. Lorenzo Guiducci, Dr. Khashayar Razghandi. Students: Samira Akhavan, Stefanie Eichler, Elena Eulitz, Luis Magg, Juni Neyenhuys, Xingwen Pan.
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