Material ConneXion’s Bits ‘n Pieces Exhibition

By hawley


Mixing rapidly advancing technologies and idea conception, Material ConneXion’s traveling exhibition Bits ‘n Pieces showcases the transformation of the design world before our very eyes.  The traveling exhibition, on display from November 4 – December 4, 2009, was curated by Dutch and Belgian designers Claire Warnier and Dries Verbruggen of UNFOLD, Lucas Maassen, Jan Habraken, and Alissia Melka-Teichroew (byAMT).  In anticipating the next era of the digital revolution, designers, architects, computer scientists and material and technology researchers have conveyed their message through furniture, architecture, jewelry, graphic design and other products.

Aside from the cutting edge ideas presented by its creators, its constant state of transformation is unique:  While retaining its permanent collection of objects, these evolve with each venue, changing with the feedback of its viewers.  Additionally, with each stop, the exhibition takes on new, regional works that give the display a local perspective.  Embodying the mission of Material ConneXion as advisors on strategic material solutions, the highlights of the exhibit include the Brainwave Sofa by Lucas Maassen and Dries Verbruggen and MakerBot’s open source 3D printer.  The sofa was shaped using readings of neural activity while thinking of comfort. MakerBot’s printer turns out 3D forms affordably, creating a greater range of potential future users.  With such advanced and creative products, we can’t  wait to see what else the futuristic show has in store!

November 4 – December 4, 60 Madison Avenue. Here for details.



Brainwave Sofa by Lucas Maassen and Dries Verbruggen


MakerBot’s 3D Printer

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