Project nameLiving Beings
designed asMaster thesis
Material specificationTextile constructions made of wood as actuators / soft robotics or artificial muscles
Living Beings explores the performative properties of wood through textile techniques and enviromental humidity. Wooden veneer is processed into thin filaments and knitted into multi-dimensional objects. When moist, the cellulose based wooden fibers swell and make the textile structure move. The material wood, which may appear to us as rigid and passive, starts to perform and exhibits its temporal and active dimensions.