Retooling Design discusses a design discourse in which the superiority of materials is key. These materials will be developed in products with an increasingly layered functionality. The study outlines a starting position in which smart materials (shape memory polymers) can fulfil an expanding range of tasks in the future. A horizon in which reaction mechanisms can develop, which can also adapt to the relentless pace of the public and its environment, resulting in flexible patterns of use and management. An ars combinatoria, which encourages us to reflect and admire.
- Publisher: ACCO Uitgeverij
- Published: April 30, 2013
- Book - Softcover
- Pages: 56
- ISBN: 9789033485992
About the author
CARL DE SMET is a member of the Sint-Lucas Department of Architecture and works for the company Noumenon. Exploring multiple alternative viewpoints in production technology, materials and techno-social transformation(s) forms the basis for his research projects and artistic activities.
JAN IVENS is head of department of de Nayer Institute and connected to KU Leuven department MTM.