Moving Materials Brochure (English)

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moving materials Exhibition for high performance materials and sustainable applications

25/4 -22/5/2014 Forum Da Vinci

Topics of this exhibition -

New insights into repair and renewal Ingenious processing: new manufacturing methods Affinity people feel for products Strong lightweight materials Bringing down energy use

Cover credits Cellular Loop is the first cantilever chair to be produced by Rapid Manufacturing Designed by Anke Bernotat at the Folkwang University of the Arts Conducted by Fraunhofer UMSICHT On commission of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research Photo by Nathalie Richter

moving materials Exhibition for high performance materials and sustainable applications What about making your own handbag from used textiles? The DIY tool of Eva Pannecoucke upcycles textile into new products. Can you imagine furniture that can generate electricity and function as a battery? The glass cabinet of Marjan van Aubel collects and stores energy to charge or power another device. It is only a matter of time before the reuse of wallpaper will be considered in order to help reducing the environmental impact of our everyday needs. Each product in moving materials contributes specifically to improving our daily life in a sustainable way. The moving materials exhibition challenges the way people (re)think their expectations of the products and materials they want to use. It shows how designers, engineers and material suppliers can work hand in hand to fulfil users’ needs. It is through collaboration in participatory co-design processes that the most innovative products are born. The exhibited objects and manufacturing techniques all strive to improve the way we live and help us using the world’s limited raw materials consciously. We hope that you will enjoy the exhibition and that it will provide you with many new perspectives on how to make our daily lives more enjoyable.

Mini Profile Plate

nr. 18 Designer: Fielitz Manufacturer: Kabel-Zaandam BV (distributor)

The mini profile plate is an undulating aluminium product that defies geometry. Truly wavelike, Fielitz’s lightweight, high-performance, anodized panels are available with different specifications. This mini profile plate is processed in such a way that the complete product is deformed while leaving the profile structure intact. This innovative deforming process is called cambering.


nr. 81 Designer: Annemette Beck Manufacturer: Annemette Beck Design Studio The Danish textile designer and weaver Annemette Beck works from the basic principles of weaving and experiments with new combinations of structures and materials. In this project, the designer uses strong paper yarns. The paper weaving can be used for room dividers, blinds, panels and wall hangings.


nr. 185 Designer: Création Baumann Designteam Manufacturer: Agentuur 99 (distributor)

Thanks to its adhesive back coating, Gecko adheres to all pore-free surfaces. It is well suited for applications on unstructured float glass. The working of the foil, designed for interior applications, is based on research on the gecko lizard and the way it adheres to smooth surfaces. Gecko in a nutshell: - Direct application on glass surfaces - Can be used several times and can be cleaned - Leaves no residues and loses none of its adhesive power


nr. 227 Designer: Dr. Mirtsch GmbH Manufacturer: Dr. Mirtsch GmbH Vault structuring is a biomimetic method for forming 3D hexagonal structures in thinwalled materials such as metal, plastic sheet, cardboard and paper. It distinguishes itself from conventional sheet metal forming processes by a unique natural selfstructuring. The material ‘plops in’ by itself instead of getting forced by large pressure. This uses less energy, resources and reduces the weight up to 40%.

Blown MetalÂŽ

nr. 234 Designer: Stephen Newby Manufacturer: Full Blown Metals Blown MetalÂŽ has been developed as an alternative to traditional metal forming processes; the method is a completely new way of cold forming pre-finished metal that creates a myriad of new possibilities for metal forms and new production methods. With a new aesthetic, blown metal is being used to transform the cold clinical properties of metals such as stainless steel into a softer more tactile material.

Mille Foglie

nr. 242 Designer: Annette V. Huizing Manufacturer: Annette V. Huizing Mille Foglie means a thousand layers. Pressed toilet paper rolls and wallpaper glue give the stools a strong construction, leading to a decorative element at the same time. The unpredictable outcome is a result of the drying process. Highly compressed open structures can be applied as wall coverings or architectural applications and has a sound– absorbing capacity. Loose open structures are suitable to be applied freely on the wall or as a room divider.

Composite Door Panel

nr. 246 Designer: HempFlax Manufacturer: HempFlax Hemp fibres are used as a substitute for synthetic fibres such as glass fibres in composite materials. The fibres of HempFlax are used as car door panel reinforcement for the car industry. The hemp fibres and a low percentage of flax fibres are combined with a synthetic resin in this composite material.

Eco Wallpaper

nr. 249 Designer: Jo Angell (1rst collection, Central St. Martin’s winning design) Manufacturer: Graham & Brown Design Studio (2nd) Designing wallpaper is not just about ‘looks’, it is also about producing the design in an environmental, socially responsible way. Graham & Brown’s eco wallpaper collection is VOC (volatile organic compound) -free and printed on FSC managed paper from sources in Finland. For every tree new ones cut down, three are planted. The packaging is fully compostable.

Hipster and Bra

nr. 252 Designer: Sophie Young Manufacturer: g=9.8, watMooi (distributor) This very soft set, which is comfortable to wear, is made of viscose fabric made from pine trees. The name of the brand: g=9.8 is a reminder of the impact of the earth’s gravity on each of us. The pine trees grow in an FSC controlled forest and the wood is being harvested by pruning. The process of fibre making takes place with the help of natural enzymes. Thus, no harmful chemicals have to be used in the production process.

Polyester Recycling

nr. 253 Designer: Patagonia Europe Manufacturer: Patagonia Europe Patagonia has developed a Common Threads Recycling Program. Customers are directed to the values ‘Reduce, Reuse, Repair and Recycle’. To be sustainable, clothing should be functional, timelessly beautiful and of enduring quality. Patagonia repairs the clothing when possible. When finally the time comes for the garment to be tossed out, Patagonia takes it back to reuse and dismantle it into reusable material.

Stretch Ascent Jacket and Lightweight Glove Liners

nr. 254

Designer: Eric Rice Manufacturer: Patagonia Europe For alpine climbs that require full storm proof protection, extreme mobility and extraordinary breathability, Patagonia’s Stretch Ascent Jacket combines stretchwoven polyester (100% recycled) and an H2No waterproof/ breathable barrier. The roll-down, helmet-compatible hood adjusts three ways with an easy-to-use single-pull system. A Lightweight Glove Liner with minimum bulk for going fast in cool conditions.

Nano Puff® Jacket

nr. 255 Designer: Eric Rice Manufacturer: Patagonia Europe Windproof and water-resistant, the Nano Puff® Jacket is warm and incredibly lightweight. The low-bulk, hydro-phobic, highly compressible PrimaLoft® One insulation is weather-resistant, trim and provides very warm protection – even when wet. The windblocking, moisture-shedding 100% recycled polyester shell glides effortlessly, whether worn as a mid or outer layer.

Tea Towels

nr. 257 Designer: Christien Meindertsma Manufacturer: TextielMuseum

Photography: Roelof de Vries

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Christien Meindertma has designed a series of tea towels for the Dutch Textile Museum that reflects and illustrates the beautiful process of flax growth and harvesting. This process is pictured in patterns of the different stages; from a bird’seye perspective of the land, via a closer look at the roting process and flowering of plants, to the microscopic structures of seeds.

nr. 258 Designer: Christien Meindertsma Manufacturer: Thomas Eyck t.e. introduces lighting objects as part of the ‘Flax Project’. It consists of different objects, based on the contemporary handwriting of Meindertsma in perfect harmony with the traditional Dutch 16th century cordage industry. By analysing the history of this craft, she has reduced the ropery to the original Dutch material: flax. The fresh design approach to very old techniques such as spinning, weaving, twining and splitting has resulted in this lighting object.

Men’s Shirt

nr. 259 Designer: Corbion Purac Manufacturer: Corbion Purac Traditionally, textiles have been either synthetic or natural. The use of bio based materials such as PLA brings these two fields together. Textiles made from PLA have unique characteristics, such as the drape and feel but also moisture transport properties. This gives the fibre producer the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to a more responsible use of our earth’s resources.


nr. 260 Designer: Corbion Purac Manufacturer: Corbion Purac These garments are made from PLA based textiles. Purac produces two different types of lactides that are chemically made from the agro food products sugar beet, sugar cane and the starch from corn or tapioca. These starches and sugars are made into PLA that is sold to manufactures that use these ingredients for applications in different plastics. The fibres are made into blends of textile yarns to show the possibilities for bio-based fibres for the clothing industry.

KrantHout - NewspaperWood

nr. 261 Designer: Mieke Meijer Manufacturer: Designlabel Vij5 Mieke Meijer has come up with a way to use the surplus of paper into a renewed material that is being developed in cooperation with Designlabel Vij5. When a NewspaperWood log is cut, the layers of paper appear like lines of a wood grain or the rings of a tree and resemble the aesthetic of wood. It can be cut, milled and sanded similar to real wood. NewspaperWood takes a small part of paper out of the existing circle of paper recycling, to up-cycle it into a new material. The glue used makes it possible to recycle the paper again.


nr. 307 Designer: Christian Waber, Jiskar Schmitz Manufacturer: Snijlab Snijlab brings their designer knowledge, production techniques and materials together to physicalize digital designs. Snijlab offers an online laser cutting service to be able to make your own designs happen through laser cutting.

Snake & Molting

nr. 308 Designer: Camille Cortet Manufacturer: TextielMuseum The legwear is inspired from animal’s molt, and translated into a body ornament. Made out of laser cut textile, the tights become textured through the shape of the body. The ornament evolves by movements. It ages and breaks like a skin.


nr. 331 Designer: Ionie Chamilaki Manufacturer: TextielMuseum, Design Academy Eindhoven, Inspired by alternative ways of manufacturing clothing, textile parts are casted to each other. By using moulds, rubber is attached directly onto the fabric. Inspired by 1920s bathing suits, Chamilaki combines specially developed sheer knits with silky Lycra. Smooth rubber trimming along the edges eliminates the need for seams, while providing a decorative detail. Functionality is combined with the aesthetic values; some parts are glued and some parts can be taken off.

Inflection and Wooden Shoes

nr. 332 Designer: Romina Hermans Manufacturer: Inflection is a neck protector made from intricate laser-cut wood, so delicate it can flex around the body’s curves. The neck protector is created out of 3 mm birch wood and laser cut so it becomes flexible. Wooden Shoes are shoes that you can customize yourself by changing the textile band or the laser cut birch parts. By constructing the pieces, the form of the shoe appears.

nr. 333 Designer: Fiona van de Geijn Manufacturer: is an open workshop based in the ‘Klokgebouw’ in Eindhoven, where you can make use of digital manufacturing machines like a laser cutter and vinyl cutter for a small fee. This lab is part of the FabLab community, where all FabLabs in the world can connect and share knowledge. It is also part of the cooperative ‘Founded By All’, a creative platform in Eindhoven where entrepreneurs in the field of design and technology work together, and challenge and inspire each other on a daily basis.

Don’t run - Beta Shoes

nr. 334 Designer: Don’t run - beta Manufacturer: Initiated by Eugenia Morpurgo and Juan Montero, ‘Don’t run’ explores the possibility of a collaborative open production line for shoe making and design. The use of rapid manufacturing machines such as laser cutters are used alongside revised and simplified assembly methods to introduce a new form of manufacturing to the high street. This creates an entirely personal and innovative system of production and consumption.


nr. 335 Designer: Metisse Manufacturer: VRK Isolatie Metisse is an insulation material made out of recycled cotton – mostly jeans. Metisse is produced with as little energy as possible and has a high thermal and acoustic insulation value.

Hemp Cushions

nr. 336 Designer: Viktoria Verbrugge Manufacturer: Viktoria Verbrugge Nature or nurture? The designer got fascinated by the tensions between technological possibilities and formal or conceptual ideas; by manual techniques that allow errors and mechanical techniques that faultlessly perform what is programmed. Verbrugge explored these issues through the use of ecological and recycled building materials and textiles. The resulting designs prove especially useful in terms of acoustics, warmth and light.

Cellular Loop

nr. 338 Designer: Anke Bernotat Manufacturer: Fraunhofer UMSICHT, Fraunhofer IWM, rpm-factories

Photography: Nathalie Richter

Cellular Loop might be mistaken for an ordinary chair – if it wasn’t for its eye-catching cell structure and its seamless, endless ribbon shape, similar to a Mobius strip. The chair, based on biomimetics, is lightweight, but also possesses the stiffness and stability as well as the elasticity one would expect from a cantilever chair. In order to achieve these characteristics, concepts from the natural world have been transferred to its construction and production method.

Flax Fiber

nr. 339 Designer: Libeco & Lineo Manufacturer: Libeco & Lineo Flax Fiber composite materials are made from flax fibres woven into a linen fabric that is impregnated with a solution. The material is gaining importance in different business sectors. Usually used as an ecological alternative to carbon, flax composite is very strong and absorbs a high amount of vibrations which is beneficial for sports applications.


nr. 340 Designer: Eva Pannecoucke Manufacturer: Eva Pannecoucke A DIY (Do It Yourself) tool for the upcycling of textiles. With the modular designed system and easy (dis)assembly, the designer anticipates on the future (re)use, improvisation and adaptation of products. Every daily left-over fabric can be used to create your own personalised fashionable bag.

Net Effect™ One

nr. 341 Designer: David Oakey Manufacturer: Interface Net Effect™ One is inspired both by the ocean’s life-giving power and its plight. This carpet tile collection is a collection of three textures, showcasing the precise moment when the sea foams into the shore. Net Effect™ contains 100 percent recycled yarn. It is made from various sources including commercial fishing nets and abandoned fishing nets collected by local fishermen in the Philippines via the NetWorks project. In this way, the problem of discarded fishing nets in the world’s poorest coastal communities can be reduced.

Weld Bag

nr. 342 Designer: Joris de Groot Manufacturer: Dolfing Druten As a traditional craft orientated product designer, de Groot strives to find innovation within the industry. He has worked with all kinds of PVC material which they process using a high-frequency welding technique. De Groot developed a line of bags consisting of a basic shopper, a sports bag, a beach bag and a laptop briefcase. This series took its shape from a folding technique that is commonly used for producing simple plastic shopping bags.


nr. 343 Designer: Jane ni Dhulchaointigh Manufacturer: Sugru / FormFormForm Ltd. Sugru is the exciting new selfsetting rubber that can be formed by hand. It moulds like playdough, bonds to almost anything and turns into a strong, flexible silicone rubber overnight. Developed by a team of product designers and material scientists, Sugru’s patented technology is unique in its combination of handformability, self-adhesion and flexibility when cured. Its durable properties mean it’s comfortable in extreme environments from the dishwasher to the ocean in Antarctica.

The Energy Collection

nr. 344 Designer: Marjan van Aubel Manufacturer: Solaronix, Marjan van Aubel This solar glassware gathers energy from the light around it. Whether you are drinking from your glass or have left it on the side, it is constantly working to gather energy. The specially designed cabinet itself function as a battery; it collects and stores this energy that can be used to charge or to power another device. Within each glass, there is a photovoltaic layer of dye synthesized solar cells. This means that the properties of the colours are being used to create an electrical current.

The Well Proven Chair

nr. 345 Designer: Marjan van Aubel, James Shaw Manufacturer: Well Proven Studio Understanding that there is 50% to 80% of timber wastage during normal manufacture, the designers looked at ways of incorporating waste shavings into design using bio-resin. A curious chemical reaction occurs when it is mixed with the shavings, expanding it into a foamed structure. By adding colour dye and varied-sized shavings from different workshop machines, a colourful, lightweight and mouldable material was created, reinforced by the fibres in the hardwood shavings.

DuPont™ Tyvek® Air Cargo Cover

nr. 346

Designer: Sylvain Wallerich DuPont Luxembourg S.à r.l. Manufacturer: DuPont de Nemours S.à r.l. DuPont™ Tyvek® Air Cargo Covers offer thermal protection for perishable goods in air transit. The covers provide a reliable and affordable means of protecting goods at controlled room temperature. They have been developed to intercept temperature changes in fluctuating air temperature conditions found in cargo logistics.

Aluminium Honeycomb Sandwich Panel

nr. 347

Designer: Euro-Composites S.A. Manufacturer: Euro-Composites S.A. The product is an intermediate floor for double deck train coaches. This type of flooring is a bonded solution either in aluminium or in steel skins with a honeycomb core, depending on the requirements of the customer. Compared to a standard solution, this self-supporting floor offers increased headroom in both coach levels, enough stiffness to cope with even exceptional loads and, at the same time, much lower weight.

moving materials is a travelling exhibition that has been developed in the framework of PROUD. The exhibition will visit various PROUD partner locations and grow during this tour by co-creation. There will be seminars and workshops connected to moving materials in order to interact, discuss and co-create new concepts. PROUD stands for People Researchers Organisations Using Design for co-creation and innovation. It is a European project with the objective to make Europe a better place by co-designing for all and by all. PROUD brings designers together with public organisations, businesses and user communities to experience the added value of design thinking and design, while working on innovative solutions for today’s real world problems. PROUD helps and supports designers to have the right facilities, knowledge and expertise to play this key role in innovating, improving and consolidating Europe.

Follow PROUD and moving materials on Concept, design, curatorship: Material Sense, Eindhoven (NL) Realisation, building: Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, Essen (D) On-site coordination: Luxinnovation, Luxembourg (L) About Material Sense Material Sense makes the world of materials visible and tangible and focusses both on the sensorial experience as well as the technological aspects of materials. Material Sense supports the development and materialization of new applications for future products within a sustainable environment.

About Luxinnovation Luxinnovation, the National Agency for Innovation and Research, focuses on stimulating the competitiveness of Luxembourg’s economy by promoting research, innovation, creativity and design. The Agency offers a wide range of services to clients who wish to launch innovation activities using design.

PROUD partners Lead partner: Capital D - Design Cooperation Brainport, Eindhoven (NL) Agence pour la Promotion et la CrĂŠation Industrielle, Paris (F) City of Eindhoven, Eindhoven (NL) Designregio Kortrijk vzw, Kortrijk (B) Lancaster University, Lancaster (UK) Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, Essen (D) Culminatum Innovation, Espoo (SF) Luxinnovation, Luxembourg (L) Technoport SA, Esch-Belval (L) Sub-partners: AGB Buda, Kortrijk (B) and Material Sense, Eindhoven (NL) Contact:

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We want to talk about the new insights into repair and renewal, ingenious processing and new manufacturing methods as well as the affinity people feel for products and how wellbeing improves in the right surroundings. We also want to discover the possibilities of strong, lightweight materials for everyday use. And last but not least: bringing down energy use employing alternative energy.



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