Naturology : REWARDING NATURE

 

Alive Furnishing Collection


Rewarding Nature is a collection that makes nature’s microscopic movements evident. The concept is to place a piece near indoor plants while they are watered, as plants appreciate kindness and the time taken to care for them. The responses received from rewarding nature would be a macro movement of the plant. The wood polymer dances and performs, implying a “thank you”. Shape memory polymer is the fundamental smart technology used within this design. The input of the shape memory polymer is to turn the responses of the veneer into a more noticeable movement. The tectonic movement is triggered through the veneer’s natural intelligence in response to its environment and the natural property of the grain within the structure of the veneer. The veneer is a constantly unstable surface, as the grain consistently swells and shrinks through the variation of moisture
content and temperature.

 

 

Material:

Digital printed veneer

Shape memory polymer

 

 

Rewarding Nature_ Dancing Branches

Rewarding Nature_ Dancing Branches

The branches dance when it detect change of moisture and heat

Rewarding Nature_ Dancing Branches

Rewarding Nature_ Dancing Branches

Close up of the digital veneer and shape memory polymer

Rewarding Nature_ Dancing Branches

Rewarding Nature_ Dancing Branches

Micro perforation on veneer

Rewarding Nature_ Dancing Branches

Rewarding Nature_ Dancing Branches

Micro perforation on veneer ( when light shines through)

 

 

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