Expanding the definition of “textile”

June 9th, 2022

The MINIMA MAXIMA installation in Kazakhstan by Marc Fornes is made from composite layers of perforated or ultra-thin powdered aluminum that mimic fabric. Photo: VERYMANYSTUDIO. When is a material a textile? When is a textile a fabric? The unprecedented scope of new materials in development—by academia, government-funded technology groups, and start-ups—is challenging traditional concepts of […]

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