The institute of materialdesign IMD at the hochschule offenbach university of art and design, exhibited research works during the 2015 milan design week, in the district of ventura lambrate. the exhibition of the world of materials and structures, showcases playful explorations that involved unconventional approaches. there was an emphasis on getting to know materials, structures and systems, as well as on understanding their technical-physical or chemical properties.
The goal of this work was to explore new limits of fabrics, to experimentally further develop familiar features of them through unexpected modifications. to create these changes different aspects of magnetism are incorporated into traditional fabrics. the combination of methodically arranged magnetically active and passive components cause a mechanical accumulation of elements and thus a dynamic rearrangement of the entire medium. over and above the original intention to set the fabric in motion, a surprising set of innovative aesthetics was achieved. the work illustrates the relationship between media and shape by unique motion sequences.
Works created by Lilian Dedio, Frederic Kreutzer and Prof. Markus Holzbach at the IMD Institute for Materialdesign, University of Art and Design Offenbach