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Tribute to Valérie Lamontagne

It is with great sadness we learned that Valérie Lamontagne passed away last week on October 4th. Our deepest condolences to her family and friends. We had the pleasure of inviting Velérie to collaborate with us through Copenhagen Artist in Residency program (CPH AIR) in autumn 2011. This was a really interesting and fruitful collaboration and we kept in close contact afterwards due to our common interests and also because she chose one of our projects as a case study for her PhD project:...

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because we Worth it

Because we’re WORTH it!

Our project proposal called ‘Ilutex’ has successfully addressed relevant evaluation criteria, and in a first round, it has ranked within the shortlist of 85 finalist projects. After a second round of interview in Valencia, Spain, our project has now been selected and will be endorsed by the Worth Partnership Project. About the Ilutex proposal: The goal of Ilutex will be the printing of phosphorescent patterns on facade textiles. Project Team: – Vadim Tenner – Jan...

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Creating PowerPatterns Ivs

Happy new year!Our design project called “Wearable Energy – Textile Batteries” funded by WEAR Sustains is now behind us. Based on the positive evaluations by the end of the project we decided to work further with Vadim Tenner, our partner from Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University (ITA). As a major milestone in our future collaboration, we have co-funded PowerPatterns, a company aiming to develop a new way of battery integration into wearable smart textiles. We...

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Publishing our achievements at WEAR-Sustain

‘Wearable Energy-Textile batteries’, the project that we have developped thanks to a grant from the European ‘WEAR Sustain’ consortium, is now completed. We are excited about the outcome, especially because the achievements are convincing us to believe that a commercial solutions lies ahead of us.The main outcome, as delivered is now publicised in our wear-sustain ‘work’ page.

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Lecture at Aalborg University

The department of Art and Technology at Aalborg University in Aalborg, Denmark, invited Diffus to present their recent work. It was a full audience of 100 plus that attended the lecture. Medialogy students, ArT students, Sound Music Computer students, Interaction Design students attended from across semesters from undergraduates through to graduates. As an attending staff member stated of our guest lecture on 25th September “it was probably one of the biggest crowds for a guest lecture” seen...

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Qipao – Fashion Show in Edinburgh

Diffus rethinks the traditionel Shanghainese dress – the Qipao for the Edinburgh Art Festival. This was conducted through a collaboration between fashion students, material scientists from Donghua University, Shanghai International Institute of Fashion & Technology and Diffus Design. We created two different collections – both had transformation as the driving force. In this case transformation was connected to the Chinese philosophy of five elements. The result of the...

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Winning WEAR Sustains open-call

The consortium partners of WEAR Sustain has selected our team (Diffus Design + Vadim Tenner) as one of the winner of the WEAR Sustain Open Call ! The jury of WEAR Sustains was “impressed with our application and our pitch”, and selected us as one of the top proposals.Our project will be mentored by Patric Lind and Goran Andersson, both co-founder of Palago AB and located in Lund, Sweden. The goal of the mentoring is to optimize the potentials of this R&D project to find a viable...

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Guest at Echo-Dubai Art and Technology Festival

From the 14th to the 16th December, Diffus is invited as speaker and workshop organiser at Echo-Dubai. . ECHO DUBAI is the Emirate’s first multi-sensory festival where Art, Design and Technology intersects in a 4 days event to provide a platform for local and international businesses, brands and minds to connect and collaborate. The event is organised at the Design District ‘D3’, under the theme, ‘Interacting with the future’.  . ECHO Dubai – art, design, and technology festival...

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Finalising the CREATIF EU-project

May 19th marked the ending of our 3 year EU-research project CREATIF. The project managed to build a printer that is able to print smart inks on fabric. The printer and a special designed design tools developed through CREATIF have enabled us to design with interactive surfaces in a completely new way. With the CREATIF tools we have support in the whole process from early ideas to the final print and from interaction sketching to actual coding for the interaction to happen. This helps in our existing...

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