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curiosity: 'mist bench' for tokyo fiber '09 senseware exhibition' at milan design week 09
may 14, 2009
curiosity: 'mist bench' for tokyo fiber '09 senseware exhibition' at milan design week 09


‘mist bench’ by gwenael nicolas of curiosity

gwenael nicolas of curiosity presented his ‘mist bench’ as part of
the tokyo fiber ’09 senseware exhibition’ at milan design week.
the bench uses coarse knits of optical fibers to respond to human
movement with light.as people get closer, the material surface gradually
glows to finally reveal its true identity, a long solid bench. the optical fiber
textile has been knotted by hand, through a collaboration with reiko sudo.

material: eska optical fibers


‘mist bench’ by gwenael nicolas of curiosity
image © designboom


gwenael nicolas sitting on ‘mist bench’

image © designboom

I wanted to create a material out of fiber that become alive and alight when interact
with people. a fabric that give me the possibility to create an object which exists only
when desired. the material become information controlled by the time and the movement.
the information is not on the surface but within the materialitself.


gwenael nicolas
portrait © designboom


‘mist bench’ by gwenael nicolas of curiosity


‘mist bench’ optical fiber detail

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