Rising Shell

Lead DesignerRobert van Embricqs
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Prize(s)Honorable Mention
Entry Description

By translating pure logic and honesty like nature does, a new challenge arises to create an interesting design object. For the Rising Shell, it was important to have the opportunity to shape itself. By only making incisions in the work, the material gets the opportunity to unfold and reveal its true nature. The Rising Shell incorporates neoprene rubber technology sandwiched between the bamboo beams. The material combinations presents a minimalistic design approach and ensures a safe and secure hinge system. Not only the final shape makes the Rising Shell interesting to look at, the end user will always be surprised by its transformation like a flower that opens during the day. The possibility to become a flat object makes it also very easy to ship around the world. This without taking away too much space and therefor becomes more environmentally friendly.