Thursday, November 09, 2006


Materialica 2006 Gallery is up at Core77 some snapshots :

:: Lightweight constructions and reduced material consumption are driving research at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing and Advanced Materials (IFAM). Several metallic materials including fiber structures, hollow spheres structures and metal foams are available for new product development.

:: This woven rug for interior applications is made out of used bicycle inner tubes.

:: Thin slices of natural cork are laminated onto different textiles to create these cork fabrics. Various patterns and colors are available and are currently applied in footwear, bookbinding and clothing design.

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