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Illusory Material / 3D printed optical textiles

Illusory Material
Illusory Material

Discipline: Product

Illusory Material
Illusory Material
Illusory Material
Illusory Material
Illusory Material

Discipline: Product

"Illusory Material" is the world's first 3D printed textile that integrates tiny optical lenses with colored resins to create dynamic physical materials. This "dream-like" textile with unique material expressions only existed in the digital world before and can never be achieved in traditional manufacturing. With the computational workflow we designed, optical textiles can be applied on any shape and surface, which opens up a new era of interactive CMF without electrical input. It can be printed on both hard and flexible material, creating a new material organization that responds directly to the user intervention or the environment.

  • DATE OF LAUNCH 2021

  • DEVELOPMENT TIME 13 - 24 months

  • TARGET REGIONS Europe, North America

  • TARGET GROUPS Consumer / User, Trade / Industry

Client / Manufacturer

Illusory Material Inc.

Illusory Material Inc.
San Francisco, United States

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Design

Illusory Material Inc.

Illusory Material Inc.
San Francisco, United States

Founders and Principal Designers: Jiani Zeng, Honghao Deng. Advisors: Axel Kilian, Stefanie Mueller. Researchers: Yunyi Zhu, Jiayi Wang.

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