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Fibre-Fixed. Composites in Design

in De IJsfabriek by Design Museum Gent i.c.w. envisions
This event is open for the public.

If the Eames were alive today, they would be playing with carbon fiber John Hamilton, Design Director of Coalesse (2014)

The exhibition Fibre-Fixed. Composites in Design presents a prelude on the exhibition Fibre-Fixed. Composites in Design, on display from 26 October 2018 onwards. The animated film, created by envisions, shows an artistic and playful view of the surprising world of composite materials.

The exhibition Fibre-Fixed. Composites in Design presents an extensive selection of design projects with composite material. The presentation shows a surprising overview of what is possible when fibres are combined with a (bio)plastic, to form fibre-reinforced composite materials. Designing with composite materials takes place in the context of current challenges: global warming, ecological impact, sustainability, mobility, the ageing of population and digitisation. Curators Ignaas Verpoest (KU Leuven) and Lut Pil (LUCA School of Arts) focus on the developments of the past five years and present breakthroughs expected for the coming years.

Fibre-Fixed. Composites in Design is a co-creation project with the Dutch design collective envisions.

Concept presentation: envisions

Video: Elvis Wesley for envisions

Design Museum Gent i.c.w. envisions

Design Museum Gent

Design Museum Gent is the only Belgian design museum with both historic and contemporary collections. Situated at the heart of the city of Ghent, behind the stately facade of an 18th century palatial mansion, the museum offers a varied selection of applied arts, industrial and artistic design, ranging from Henry van de Velde to the present. 

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