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Meeting with the LTM Consortium at Brunel University, London

From June 4-6 Diffus Design will attend the second meeting with the consortium of Light.Touch.Matters, a project funded by the Seventh Framework Programme. The session will be hosted by Brunel University, one of the participants of the consortium.
The Light.Touch.Matters project is a design driven development of touch-sensitive luminous flexible surfaces for applications in care & well-being.
The project represents an articulated process towards the generation of a new set of ideas, that involves several actors and includes several purposes. It is not only a new product development process and material innovation, but also a road to innovation that will bring a significant heritage to participants, developing methods and theories that we expect to have also applications out of the bounds of the consortium in a not so distant future.
Light.Touch.Matters. represent a way to implement, further refine and assess the overall design-driven material R&D methodology, while at the same time developing a scientific body of knowledge on design-driven materials research. So, the overall process and methodology will not only be used in the Light.Touch.Matters project, but it will also be an output accessed by other material researchers, designers and manufacturers that face a similar challenge.
Visit the webpage of Light.Touch.Matters

See you in Milano, Salone Internazionale del Mobile

Diffus Design, together with  23 of the leading Danish design companies  and the General Consulate of Denmark  are pleased to invite you to the installation DANISH LIVINGroom – 2nd edition – which will be open from 9–14 April in Milano at Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Pavilion 10 – Stand B03. DANISH LIVINGroom will display new design creations and innovations in six rooms and two “outdoor” spaces. At this occasion, as a world premiere, Diffus Design will introduce SpaceEmotion. Seize the unique opportunity to meet us, together with some of the most representative Danish design producers and get updated on innovative trends and new designs from Denmark.
You can also follow DANISH LIVINGroom on Facebook.

Diffus to exhibit at Kent State University Museum

Diffus is invited to exhibit at an exhibition titled Shifting Paradigms of Identity: Creative Technology and Fashion, supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The innovative subject focus will be about new attitudes and possibilities of the creation, production, and dissemination of fashion directly linked with burgeoning technology.
The exhibition will take place at the Kent State University Museum from september 2013 to august 2014.
It is curated by Margarita Benitez (Assistant Professor) and Noel Palomo-Lovinski (Associate Professor), are writing to inquire about acquiring a loan of one of your pieces for this 2013-2014 museum exhibition centered on the intersection of technology and fashion.

The beauty is in the details…

“The details are not details, They make the product. The connections, the connections, the connections. It will in the end be these details that give the product its life.” Charles Eames, film The Architect and the Painter.

Red Dot on Diffus……

How and to which extend do innovative, intelligent and high-tech materials contribute to the development of new products for a better life and a sounder environment? Are there examples for significant projects, where the choice of materials plays an essential role and leads to an improved quality of life and a sustainable development regarding environmental issues? In order to discuss this, the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen (Germany) together with the organisation committee of PROUD (People Researchers Organisations Using Design for innovation and co-creation) has selected Diffus Design as one of the the speakers for the seminar “Smart Materials for Design and Architecture” to be hold at the Red Dot Design Museum, Essen, tuesday, 3 July 2012 (10.00 a.m. – 4.15 p.m.)
The program is available here.
The special exhibition “Moving Materials” will be held in parallel with the seminar from 3 July to 29 July 2012 in the red dot design museum Design in which DIFFUS will exhibit the “Solar Bag”. Red Dot Design Museum is the design institution known for the “Red Dot Design Awards”, the most influential design award in the world.
The exhibition curated by “Material Senses“, will then travel to the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven.
(October 20th to 28th).

“Material matters”…another exciting book introducing the work by Diffus

Material matters, new materials in Design“, edited by Black Dog, is now available for purchase.
Also by Phaidon press, the beautiful book “Vitamin green“, also called “the definitive book on contemporary sustainable design and architecture from around the world” featuring “over 100 buildings, landscapes and products nominated by an international roster of influential architects and designers, as well as critics, curators and writers”. Don´t miss them !

Projects by Diffus presented to crown princess Mary of Denmark

The “UV-Dress”, the “Climate dress” and the “Solar Bag” played  a central role while princess Mary actively  participated in a exhibition about Climate, environment and health issues. Our work with Smart textiles triggered curiosity at the Royal Opera in Copenhagen. Also curiosity from princess Mary which enthusiastically asked many questions while she got introduced to our latest projects.
The UV dress-project had its mediatic debuts the day before, during the evening talk show on DR1, the Danish main TV Channel. It is a symbolic dress, emphasizing todays anxieties regarding environmental issues and an eager to protect ourselves from climatic threats. A protective skin which may open or close in order to filter the amount of UV radiations which impacts our body. The dress is made out of many apertures, similar to those known in photographic cameras. Connected to an UV sensor. the apertures react in real time to the  surrounding conditions by allowing an ever changing amount of radiation to reach our skin.
During the “Health Environment Climate” exhibition at the Danish Royal Opera.: Our model wearing the UV-Dress admired by princess Mary, together with Ole madsen (leader at Alexandra Institute), Rikke Koch (Project manager at Alexandra Institute), Hanne Louise Johannesen (partner at Diffus), Michel Guglielmi (partner at Diffus) and Denmark’s Minister for European Affairs, Nikolai Wammenand.
The UV-Dress is the result of a collaboration with Alexandra Institute which providing technical expertise and Designer Mette Lindberg.
Design assistant at Diffus Design: Martina Uhlig.

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