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Kazuhiro Aihara

Graphic Designer & Art Director, SHUNTO-SHA in Tokyo

Kazuhiro Aihara presents "FUTONSTAR", a new bedding brand established by six futon manufacturers in Japan. The concept of FUTONSTAR is to make the futon a “rock star”, to create a scene where the futon plays a leading role in our lives. FUTONSTAR will announce its first collection during DESIGNART 2017, proposing the next generation futon by refining materials and unleashing the potential of design. Witness the new start of Japanese bedding full of experimental perspectives and possibilities!

国内老舗布団6メーカー×クリエイターによる寝具ブランド【FUTONSTAR】。私たちの生活に欠かせない布団について、ロックなクリエイションを試みました。FUTONSTARのブランディング+デザインを、アーティスティックディレクターの相原一博さんが弾けてプレゼンテーションしてくださいます!

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Innovative Materials

BY MITSUHIRO KANADA
@ VOL 108 ON NOV 06, 2013

Mitsuhiro Kanada talks about an often overlooked facet of design - materials. Innovative design solutions to cultural differences, environmental differences, and scarcity problems can be solved by taking a fresh look at materials and the many different ways they can be combined. Mitsuhiro shows us how.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 30, 2013.

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Materials Innovation through Failure

BY MIKE MOORE
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2013

Mike Moore of Tres Bird Workshop, talks about his approach to architecture and design through "making": a process that allows him to fail and continually improve on his work. He shows this process in action through his past and recent projects and how it has transfromed his work into innovative and environmentally conscious architectural design. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 15, 2014.

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Smart Materials Design

BY DORIS SUNG
@ UNITED STATES ARTISTS 2014 ARTISTS ASSEMBLY ON MAR 24, 2015

Doris Sung is a biologist and architect elaborating on the use of smart materials like termo-bio-metal and different geometry, 3D printing and digital technology in architecture.  She is working with self assembling systems, designing hardware, creating minirobotics and resilient buildings where people rely less on air conditioning in the summer time and developing window systems which retain the view while blocking the sunlight.

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Making Jewels from Design and Art Waste

BY ALICE VISIN
@ VOL 9 ON NOV 18, 2015

Alice Visin is presenting her projects, transforming waste materials connected to art and design (from free-press newspapers to cashmere-distaff remains) into jewels.   

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All is texture

BY TAMARA BARRAGE
@ VOL 25 ON MAY 25, 2016

Since 2014, Tamara Barrage has been exploring the tactile and sensorial characteristics of materials. Using an array of experimental techniques, Tamara investigates how materials behave, and how forms and textures provoke our senses. In her talk, she speaks about her obsession with textures and materials and how she nourishes and explores this obsession in her work to create unique designs.

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The Afterlife of Materials

BY JEAN-PAUL FARES
IN BEIRUT

Jean-Paul Fares is a product designer, recycled-art designer and creator of JPDesign. By giving an afterlife to discarded objects, Jean-Paul reveals the aesthetics properties of waste materials and transforms them into sculptures and designs. 

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Space & Place: A Multi-scalar creative approach

BY VREJ HAROUTOUNIAN
@ VOL 23 ON APR 10, 2017

In this presentation, Vrej Haroutounian takes us on a multi scalar experience of space and place, as we define the phenomena of space creation and the requirements for creative place creation at varied scales.

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Alternative materials that Ma-tt-er

BY SEETAL SOLANKI
@ VOL 14 ON MAY 24, 2017

Seetal Solanki, founder of materials reserach consultancy Ma-tt-er, gave this PechaKucha talk during Clerkenwell Design Week 2017 and showcased the weird and wacky wonders of using alternative products to create materials and alternative materials to create products - confused? - well watch and Seetal will tell you and it will all make sense! 

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DRONOPOD

BY KEITH KASEMAN
@ VOL 23 ON MAY 11, 2017

Conceived of and designed by KBAS, an experimental spatial design firm recently re-launched as Knoxville Bureau of Air and Space, DRONOPOD incorporates advanced digital production and fabrication technologies, large-scale 3d-printing, drones and augmented reality (AR) in order to charge Knoxville with a new type of urban imaginary.Keith Kaseman forecasts a time when drones will be as ubiquitous as smart phones. DRONOPOD provides physical and spatial evidence of what that utility infrastructure might look like and serves as an invitation to imagine what the future city could be.