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ALIVE ARCHITECTURE: PUBLISHED BY FOUNDATION ARS ET MATHESIS
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
SAMIRA BOON VISITS FUJI TEXTILE WEEK & FUJIYOSHIDA'S WEAVERS
In the context of FUJI TEXTILE WEEK 2023, Samira Boon will be visiting Fujiyoshida’s weaving factories. She discovers various local textile makers, investigates their unique techniques, and explores future opportunities and collaborations in light of the latest advancements in textile technology.
BIOFOLD EXHIBITED AT DETOUR DESIGN FESTIVAL HONG KONG
BioFold is exhibited at the annual DeTour Design Festival in Hong Kong. BioFold is part of Biobased Creations' newest installation Craft by Nature, which exhibits furniture and building materials made from local nature.
EXHIBITION @ PALEIS SOESTDIJK
Two of our projects, the SOLARS and Archi Folds, are part of the exhibition 'Women of Soestdijk'. The rich history of the palace, for the first opened to the public, is accompanied by the work of contemporary Dutch designers and artists, who add an extra layer of creativity to the exhibition.
STUDIO SAMIRA BOON JOINS RESEARCH GROUP NEWTEXECO
We were invited to be part of the new research group New Textile Ecosystems initiated by ArtEZ, Saxion, and AUAS. In collaboration with various governments, manufacturers, and consumers, we will accelerate the transition to a sustainable textile value chain.
3D TEXTILE FACADE FOR LUXURY BRAND HERMÈS.
The Hermès Shanghai Qiantan Taikoo Li store recently opened its doors. Studio Samira Boon was commissioned by the Parisian architecture firm RDAI, responsible for the interior design of Hermès worldwide, to create a site-specific artistic facade. Read more about the project 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.
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.
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!
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
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
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.
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.
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.
KIEM GRANT FOR BIORIGAMI
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.
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.