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Nominated for Unique Youngstar Design Contest at spoga+gafa 2013: Polyfine by Markus Bangerter

15 design projects by young talents are nominated for the unique youngstar award 2013. The theme of this year’s competition is “outdoor living”.

The nominated projects will be exhibited at the international garden trade fair spoga+gafa in Cologne, from September 8th to 10th. Between now and spoga+gafa we will introduce the nominees in the garden unique category of this blog.

Polyfine

  • By: Markus Bangerter
  • Material: Textile strap from Polypropylen
  • Size: 85 x 45 x 60 cm
  • Website: markusbangerter.com

The Polyfine chair is a prototype from the material research project with the same name. It redefines the characteristics of flexible textile structures and demonstrates how these can be used in the future for the construction of seating furniture without the need for any load-bearing structures.

In doing so, the textile thermoplastic material fulfils the static requirements as well as the aesthetic and haptic demands of outdoor seating.

Independent experiments on the material confirmed the possibility of creating structures in textiles with the help of electricity and carbon-fibre yarn.

In this process, the chemical fibre in the core is liquidised above melting point, without damaging the surface of the bands, which then harden as they cool, solidifying and connecting the layers of textile bands.

The winners of the competition will be announced in Hall 10.2 of the koelnmesse in Cologne on September 8th 2013 at 5 p.m. during the unique hour event. There will be three prizes awarded by a jury and an audience award which will be determined by online vote at gardenunique.de/youngstars.

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