Kvadrat’s ecological outdoor fabrics

With Kvadrat, the Danish designer Karina Nielsen Rios is launching a new concept for outdoor upholstery fabrics that are both resistant and environmentally friendly. Here’s the story.

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WHEN 3D PRINTING LETS YOU PRODUCE INCREDIBLY REALISTIC WOOD

What if technology were to surpass the laws of nature? As mentioned in the “Quantum Alchemy” concept – Multiverse Theme in the SS20 Influences Trendbook (from page 86), this dreaded phenomenon could be on the verge of becoming a reality. The reason: engineers from Columbia University have achieved the feat of creating blocks of wood with an ultra-realistic effect using a 3D printer. Sigue leyendo

MARGARITA TALEP’S ALGAE-BASED PACKAGING

Say goodbye to plastic packaging with an ultra-short lifetime and toxic production methods! Margarita Talep has developed a new kind of bioplastic produced entirely using organic elements.

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RIPPLE: DESIGNED BY AN ALGORITHM, MANUFACTURED BY ROBOTS

Architect and designer Layth Mahdi works with materials using highly innovative methods. Generated by algorithms, the lines of his series of vases and tables are subsequently cut in marble by robots. A decidedly technological design and manufacture that nonetheless evokes the erosions of nature.

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Étoile de Rex marble: a magical balance between modernity and elegance

Florim, an internationally renowned Italian ceramics firm, has created a brand new collection called Étoile de Rex. It features a selection rare and unique marbles that have a striking decorative impact.

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FRIZZA INVENTS THE “SANDWICH” FABRIC!

An innovative fabric that combines a bespoke aesthetic with unprecedented technical performance? This is the promise made by the Frizza Group and THINDOWN, who are now presenting a whole range of new textiles with appealing qualities. Sigue leyendo

SKIINCORE, THE SELF-HEATING UNDERWEAR THAT IS GOING TO REVOLUTIONISE WINTER

Self-heating underwear that could allow us to effectively combat the winter chill? This is the promise made by SKIINCore with its new-generation ready-to-wear, presented this week via the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. But how is such a feat possible? Here’s a presentation.

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Towards automated quality control ?

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed a fabric defect detection system that uses cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence. Here’s how.

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PLUMEN LAUNCHES ITS NEW LED BULB

Celebrated lighting brand Plumen has just brought out a new LED bulb with the aim of replacing its 001 bulb with a more environmentally-friendly and sustainable alternative. Despite technological advances, the brand has retained the bulb’s recognisable design in the form of a loop, offering lighting that is both aesthetic and energy-saving.

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