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ALIVE TEXTILES: published by Foundation Ars et Mathesis: Yearbook 2019
3D textiles bring together technology, science and art. Samira Boon combines the tactile qualities of materials with new research in the field of digital weaving techniques. Read it here
STUDIO SAMIRA BOON AT SALONE DEL MOBILE 2023
Studio Samira Boon will exhibit with "Masterly, the Dutch in Milano" during the Milan Design week. Come visit us at Palazzo Giureconsulti.
LECTURE: TEXTILE ARCHITECTURE, A PROMISING FUTURE
During this edition of Material District, Irene Petrillo, designer at Studio Samira Boon, gives a lecture on the future and potential of textile architecture, and shows our journey towards alive architecture!
ARCHIFOLDS FEATURED IN "ARCHITECTURES OF WEAVING"
Find Studio Samira Boon and the project Archi Folds in the new book "Architectures of Weaving, From Fibers and Yarns to Scaffolds and Skins"
A book by Christiane Sauer, Mareike Stoll, Ebba Fransén Waldhör and Maxie Schneider. Published by Jovis.
EXPLODED VIEW BEYOND BUILDING SHORTLISTED FOR DEZEEN AWARDS
The Exploded View Beyond Building, by Biobased Creations, is shortlisted for the 2022 Dezeen Awards - Sustainability.The building shows the potential of biobased building, including our BioFold.
EXHIBITING AT MATERIAL DISTRICT 2022
Not only will we Studio Samira Boon exhibiting at Material District, Utrecht. Samira Boon herself will also be giving a lecture on textile architecture. Come visit us!
KOMBUTEX SPROUT LAUNCHED TO THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
On February 19 at 12:40 pm EST our Kombutex Sprout is sent into space as part of Moongallery Foundation. Next stop? The moon!
FRAME NOMINATION FOR CANAL VIEW ECHOES
We are pleased to announce that our project Canal View Echoes, in collaboration with Tom Postma Design, for Penthouse Prinsengracht has been shortlisted for the Frame Award: Large Apartment of the year.
BIO DESIGN NIGHT 2021
What if we could grow clothes from microbes or build furniture from living organisms? Anna Sitnikova gave a presentation about Kombutex – a living textile that offers smart opportunities to tackle the challenges of indoor air quality towards a healthy environment. Watch the full event here.
MITT JAG DANCE PERFORMANCE
My Me, an interdisciplinary collaboration between choreographer Heidi Vierthaler and textile designer Samira Boon, went on tour around different schools in Västra Götaland starting in September 2021.
For More information on the performance, click here
For more information about the project, click here.
ART THE HAGUE EXHIBITION
In September 2021, Moon Gallery Foundation exhibited Microgravity Show stand at Art the Hague, joining the Dreamland exhibition, curated by Niek Schoenmakers. Moon Gallery presented projects that were selected for the International Space Station Mission, featuring our sculpture Sprout among other nature-inspired artworks.
MUSEUM JAN: OP DE LEEST VAN JAN JANSEN
Our floating artwork Diamond 01 (2018) is part of the exhibition: Op de leest van Jan Jansen – 60 jaar schoenen & Dutch Design (On the last of Jan Jansen – 60 years of shoes & Dutch Design) which opened in Museum JAN in Amstelveen spring 2021.
DESIGN BY NATURE EXHIBITION
From the 10th of July 2021 until the 3rd of October 2021 ’Design By Nature’ exhibition, including our Kombutex and BioFold, was held at the Museum de Fundatie in Zwolle. The show was curated by Biobased Creations to showcase the beauty and possibilities of a new, circular and biobased economy.
LABS MEETUP #3
During the third meetup for LABS: Future Interiors, Samira Boon and Raoul Frese presented the pilot interior product “KOMBUquet” (see also: 3. Presentation DDW). By engaging in a discussion with architects and industry professionals, we started to formulate future scenarios for uptake of the material in real projects. Read more here.
LABS MEETUP #2
Together with Hybrid Forms Lab (VU Amsterdam) and Waag’s Textile Lab, we organise the second meetup for LABS: Future Interiors on 10 September 2020. We investigate the application possibilities of lab-grown textiles to improve our interiors in a sustainable way.
Read more here.
WINNER ARCHITIZER A+ AWARDS 2020
We are honoured to announce BiOrigami as the winner of the Architizer A+Awards in the acoustics category. This unique series of 3D acoustic elements is composed of textile waste from jute coffee bags.
PROJECT GRANT FOR BIONIC LACE
The new research project BIONIC LACE received a grant for “Contemporary Use of Crafts” from the Creative Industries Fund NL. For BIONIC LACE we collaborate with lace artist Margreeth Heijs and Touwslagerij Steenbergen to implement our shared vision of a lightweight and energy-efficient structures of the future by developing 3D laces.
LABS MEETUP #1
How can we make our indoor climate healthier by developing new materials from living organisms? This was explored during the first meetup for LABS, Future Interiors on 2 April 2020 with experts including: Lorena Trebi (Sapienza University of Rome), Sandrine d’Haene (VU Amsterdam), artists Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand, and Samira Boon. Read more here.
BIORIGAMI AT DUTCH DESIGN WEEK 2019
BioOrigami as a part of Landscape of Applied Design Research exhibition during DDW 2019 all week at Klokgebouw | Hall 3 | Strijp-S. On Wednesday 23 October @16.30 our research icw HvA will be explained in the special Speakerscorner in hall 3 of the Klokgebouw.
CONFERENCE EPSC-DPS GENEVA
Our research for Hortus Bionica was presented at the conference of European Planetary Science Congress and Division for Planetary Sciences of American Astronomical Society, Centre International de Conférences de Genève (CICG). We had an inspiring time meeting and exchanging ideas with e. g. NASA, ESA, DLR.
EXHIBITION TECHTEXTIL IN FRANKFURT
Studio Samira Boon has been invited to be part of the showcase exhibition “Urban Living – City of the Future” from 14-17 May 2019 at Techtextil and Texprocess in Frankfurt. The exhibition examines the role that textiles and textile composites can play in the future of cities and highlight an array of outstanding examples of urban textile innovations from the Netherlands.
GRANT FOR HORTUS BIONICA
We received support from the Creative Industries Fund NL to further develop our ideas for adaptive textile structures by incorporating sensor and smart technologies i.c.w. SensorLab Utrecht. Under the name Hortus Bionica we will research and test different types of sensors to develop an organic, sustainable architecture.
TEXTILE 4.0 CONFERENCE
How to shape the design process enabling circular material flows? Anna Sitnikova, our Product Development Engineer, will give a presentation during the Textile 4.0 Conference in Amsterdam. The conference is part of Innovate Textile and Apparel Europe 2018.
DRIVE FESTIVAL DURING DUTCH DESIGN WEEK
How to create added value for waste materials using digital production techniques? Samira Boon and Anna Sitnikova will give a talk during the Dutch Design Week as part of the ClickNL DRIVE Festival on 25 October, 11:30h at Natlab, Eindhoven. They will give you an inside on our research project BiOrigami.
WINNER ARCHITIZER A+ AWARDS 2018
The project Archi Folds is winner of both the popular choice and the jury award of the Architizer Awards 2018! Archi Folds is a collaboration with TextielMuseum, TextielLab, Theaters Tilburg and The University of Tokyo.
KIEM GRANT FOR BIORIGAMI
The winning research project BiOrigami is a collaboration between the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Mark Lepelaar and Annelies de Leede), Studio Samira Boon and NEXT architects. It will explore the potential of applying origami techniques to new biocomposite materials.
ORIGAMI AND TECHNOLOGY AT LEXUS
Studio Samira Boon has been invited at a special Lexus event to talk about about the potential of origami structures.
GOLD WINNER A DESIGN AWARDS
Archi Folds by Samira Boon, i.c.w. Textile Museum, Theaters Tilburg and Tokyo University is the gold winner of the A’Design Award 2018 in the in Textile, Fabric, Textures, Patterns and Cloth Design Category
CREATIVE HEROES AWARDS
The collaboration project Archi Folds Theaters Tilburg (Studio Samira Boon, Theaters Tilburg, TextielMuseum / TextielLab and University of Tokyo) is the winner of the Creative Heroes Award 2017 within the category Interieur – Samenwerking! See more about the project: Caterpillar, a.f Theaters Tilburg, Concerthall Tilburg.