Design

Design

Almost Magic Carpet

Almost magic carpet

black_divider

Project overview 

Project overview 

black_divider

Minusplusminus consists of designer duo Martijn Mellema and Emanuel Engelen. Each of their practices has a focus on Smart Materials. With the In4nite II project arose the opportunity to further examine this material’s potentialities, as well as to develop an actual product from this investigation.

Minusplusminus’ primary goal is to bring about a controlled form of self-generated motion from within the Colback material. The material qualities that were discovered along the way form the guiding principles for their final design. They have found that, within many courses and lines of study, there is an incredibly limited view of what Smart Materials are and how they can be applied—creations rarely venture beyond existing borders. There is still so much to be discovered!


 

Martijn and Emanuel couldn’t think of anything more fascinating than to generate movement in a material that is typically static. As such, their primary goal became to make Colback move by itself in a controlled manner. This was made possible by the employment of a shape memory alloy that is based on nickel, titanium and copper, which they embedded in the material. The result is that Colback can change shape on demand by stimulating the material electrically.

The combination of Colback fused with a shape memory alloy forms the basics of a modular, two-dimensional plane, which is composed of separately controllable units. The two-dimensional plane consists of a memory alloy and the high performance textile of Low and Bonar Colback, and takes on a three-dimensional shape when information is projected onto the plane, which stimulates the material’s actuators.

black_divider

The Almost Magic Carpet consists of Colback material fused with a shape memory alloy. Combined, they form a modular, two-dimensional plane composed of separately controllable units. By using a shape memory alloy that is based on nickel, titanium and copper, electrical stimulus enables the Colback to change shape on demand.

The Almost Magic Carpet consists of Colback material fused with a shape memory alloy. Combined, they form a modular, two-dimensional plane composed of separately controllable units. By using a shape memory alloy that is based on nickel, titanium and copper, electrical stimulus enables the Colback to change shape on demand.

black_divider
JyhhrOAA
mN6rqB7I2
black_divider

Meet the designer

Meet the designer

black_divider

Name
Minusplusminus - Martijn Mellema & Emanuel Engelen

Product
Almost Magic Carpet

Materials used

Colback

Shape memory alloy

Techniques used

Systematic methods that influence Colback to work with shape memory alloy

In4nite-Portraits-LR6

Be part of in4nite!

Be part of in4nite!

If you've got a bright design idea, we want to hear about it.
If we shortlist your design, we could help you to produce your product.

Keep updated on in4nite!

Keep updated on in4nite!

admin-ajax.php_

Low&Bonar Arnhem

Westervoortsedijk 73, 6827 AV Arnhem, Netherlands

Other links

LBlogofooter

Copyright © 2018 Low & Bonar. All rights reserved.