Xylinum Cones/Programming 2014, January, with Stefan Schwabe for Franklintill/Heimtextil Trends 2014/15
Driven by the question, what it would mean for our production culture and our daily lives, if we could grow material goods, we do see our design task in the deliberate development of an integral production process.
The aim of the Xylinum research project is the development of a renewable material with potential for industrial purposes. The material grows into three dimensional shapes. Its properties, like flexibility, stiffness, texture and colour, can be programmed. Therefore, the new material provides the potential to serve as an alternative to fossil plastics and composite materials beeing tangible in the shape of a cone.
Heimtextil Trends 2014/15