B R E E Z E

Breeze is an artefact which breathes, as one moves closer and touches it, it reveals its heartbeat to you. Breeze is made out of an emdf shell and a soft breathing top. This upper part is made out of a flexible semi-transparent fabric printed upon with filaflex. The pattern is made out of repetitive organic shapes that are printed upon the fabric when in its expanded state. This textile, after printing and removal of the textile from the 3D printer, then contracts and a hilly surface appears.

2018
Eindhoven
Role
Physical prototyping
Material development
Concept creation
Team
Vera Hijkoop
Ahmed Issa

E X P L O R A T I O N 1

The aim of the first exploration is to discover how different materials and material manipulations influence the movement of the material.of the first exploration is to discover how different materials and material manipulations influence the movement of the materialof the first exploration is to discover how different materials and material manipulations influence the movement of the material

E X P L O R A T I O N 2

The aim second exploration was to manipulate textiles with different 3D printed patterns (made in Illustrator and processed in Cura) to transform the 2D textile into a 3D textured textile.

F I N A L   D E S I G N

The final design was the fully functioning prototype. A grey case was used to hide the electronics in and to accentuate the moving textile. A video was made to convey the feeling of the breath of the textile. 

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