ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART
Imagine the world without textile industry. What fabrics and materials can we create using innovative methods and techniques available to us today? Is it possible to reinvent textiles by means of modern technologies? Can these future materials give a new life to the fashion industry and meet the needs of humanity like sustainability?
How would these surfaces behave in a relation to a human body? Can we make something being able to live and to change within a body?
When i create my material I think a few decades ahead. Would these textiles still be in necessity fifty years into the future? What materials would best suit the air and temperature? Will I be making apparels for a colony on Mars? Creating something new yet essential is my mission.
Phygital matter is a material science that combines principles of digital technology and physical science in order to create an ecosystem between the brand and consumer across physical and digital spaces and states of a product. It is based on parametric design, where 3d coding stands for the intellectual craft and chemistry for the physical form.
Phygital making is a unified method that combines science, computational design and augmented reality engineering for crafting bespoke digital and physical experiences at one time. It proposes the idea of rising a new field in textile industry based on multidiscipline practices where products and made by means of modern technologies, allowing to 3d print in cotton, leather, silk and other natural materials. It is a method allowing to go beyond 1d and 2d limits to nonwoven 3d & 4d surfaces, where the time-space dimension has a great influence on a material. Phygital matter helps to expand beyond a one-dimensional brand communication and offer the unseen to a client.