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Invitation to the seminar "Smart Materials for Design and Architecture"

How and to which extend do innovative, intelligent and high-tech materials contribute to the development of new products for a better life and a sounder environment? In order to discuss this, the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen and PROUD (People Researchers Organisations Using Design for co-creation and innovation) invite to the seminar “Smart Materials for Design and Architecture”.

On Tuesday, 3 July 2012, designers, engineers and material developers from all over the world will come together at the red dot design museum in Essen, Germany, to give an insight into their experiences and results in the field of smart materials.

The seminar will be held in English.

The speakers are among others:

Manuel Kretzer (Switzerland): smart, composite materials in an architectural context
Chair for Computer Aided Architectural Design (CAAD), Institute of Technology in Architecture, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Gianmario Volpi (Italy): innovative materials in an industrial context (hybrid glass)
Studio Volpi, Italy

Yos S. Theosabrata (Indonesia): Energy Saving materials - COCONUT TREE BARK (SKIN OF TRUNK)
President of Indonesia Design Center, Indonesia

Kris Lin (Taiwan): restaurant design with harmonizing materials
Design Director at Kris Lin Interior Design, Taiwan

Zsuzsanna Szentirmai-Joly (Hungary): material collection “Laokoon Moving Structure”
Textile designer at Laokoon Ltd., Hungary

Benjamin Kwitek (USA/Austria): Why paper always wins
Inventor and entrepreneur
Founding partner of Papernomad GmbH, Austria

Michel Guglielmi (Denmark): blending computer/sensor technology and traditional materials according to specific needs
Architect and co-founder of Diffus, Denmark

Axel Ritter (Germany): smart and kinetic! – Emotional and Harvesting Buildings through the use of Smart Materials, Adaptive and Kinetic Structures
Architect and designer, Germany

Mareike Gast (Germany): POLYTRONICS – Electronic, Autarkic Products - Printed like a Newspaper
Designerin, mareike gast industrial design, Germany


Tuesday, 3 July 2012 (10 a.m. – 4.15 p.m.)

red dot design museum
Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen
Gelsenkirchener Straße 181
45309 Essen

» Schedule

The special exhibition “Moving Materials” will be held in parallel with the seminar from 3 July to 29 July 2012 in the red dot design museum.