curiosity: 'mist bench' for tokyo fiber '09 senseware exhibition' at milan design week 09
curiosity: 'mist bench' for tokyo fiber '09 senseware exhibition' at milan design week 09 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 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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