Climatology: Celebrating nature’s survival tactics is a new experimental smart textile series that is derived from the design concept of Naturology . Using the smartness of nature to create natural responsive movement.
Especially designed for WUHAO’s garden and engineered to Beijing's climate, CLIMATOLOGY celebrates nature’s survival tactics and reflects the changing seasons. As nature takes its course, "Wooden Skin" and "Macro Wooden Velcro” shift shape and color to create an organic responsive environment.
Layers of veneer are combined with fabric, thermochromatic resin and reflective surfaces to create objects that adapt to fluctuations in light, temperature and humidity. Each piece is handcrafted and set in shape. As the materials mature, the objects begin to work together, changing according to their surroundings. They work individually or as a group, affected by the memory of their construction, and responding to nature’s invisible energy.
Marco Wooden Velcro is a collection that studies how to create poetic interactive structures through hybridization of nature’s self-engineered forms. Magnifying micro structures into macro physical design features. The delicate movement narrates the invisible energy that is constantly surrounding us. The movement is reflecting the change of moisture, heat and light.
Marco Wooden Velcro’s behaviour is inspired by the natural physical flexible structure between pinecone’s flex and Dandelion’s seed.
Wooden Skin is a collection that narrates delicate movement narrates the invisible energy that is constantly surrounding us. The movement is reflecting the change of moisture, heat and light.
Wooden Skin’s behavior is inspired by the natural living behavior of the resurrection
plant Selaginelia Lepidoplylla. A plant that can survive for extreme dehydration, typically even over months or years.