26 July 2015
by Ella Reynolds
Maker Librarian Allison Dring, from Berlin based design and architecture practice elegant embellishment, will be leading a drop-in workshop in the Maker Library Network exhibition at Vitra Design Museum Gallery this Saturday.
Looking to autonomous processes in biology such as proteins, flower petals, bird wings and tree leaves, elegant embellishment invite you to explore self-folding polymers and the process of converting materials from 2D to 3D using plastic sheets, black ink and infrared (IR) light. Workshop participants of all ages will use ink to determine the material behaviour of the polymer as it reacts to light, and will experiment with existing - or evolve new - techniques for the self-assembly of objects.
The workshop will be held in English and German, is open to all ages and free or charge. No registration is necessary, just come by!