SBINBEN is made using structural plastic, in order to selectively inhibit the retraction of elastic fibers and thus generate planar distortions and complex but predictable surface curvatures. The result are products with aesthetic and structural characteristics that can be found in nature, with potential applications in many fields from architecture to fashion design.
The process starts with a two-dimensional pattern that is printed on a tensioned sheet. When the fabric is loosened, the pattern becomes three-dimensional and structurally rigid.
Design and prototyping:
Timothy Austin Liddell
in collaboration with:
Mahsa Bohlooli Zamani