EVOLUTION of nature

This is the group where I’m part of. We all want to experiment with nature in an unexpected and new way. 

With this group we went direct to ‘Materia’ in Veldhoven, this is a place where a lot of different companies come togheter and show there newest findings in material. 

- The first pictures are polymer material printed on variety of fabrics. It looks and feels like a leave of a plant, it’s very flexible.

- The next are leaves from a small tropical tree, the Guyabano. The leaves are prepared and laid into a non-woven fabric and paper, using water-based adhesives. The material is than hand woven.

- The fourth picture are also leaves, but than from roses. The wallpaper is made of rejected roses from flower growers. The petals are made smooth using a flat-iron. Using a natural glue, they stuck the petals on wallpaper.

- The most viable structural fibres used in these textiles typically derive from specifically grown textile plants and fruit trees. Natural fibres are subdived into bast fibres (flax, hemp and kenaf) and leaf fibres (sisal, pineapples and henequen), grass fibres, straw fibres (corn and wheat), seed fibres (cotton and capok), wood fibres (pinewood) and fruit fibres (coconut)

- The last picture is hair from a horse and is hand-woven and fit more to my other fascination of hair.

I don’t know yet if I can do something with this, but it was interesting to see.