Forcing New Methods of Design Build
The DMY International Design Festival is in Berlin this Week and during its DMY Materials Innovation Workshops designers and architects will jointly develop new scenarios and applications based on innovative material developments. They say “70 % of all product innovations are based on new materials. Materials and their production have become the drivers of innovation. The focus is no longer merely the technological function, but foremost the ability to transfer functional excellence in user-oriented products.”
We couldn't agree more. On a current project, we needed to be able to demonstrate the integrity of glass treads to the structural engineer on a recent project. 600 lbs of sandbags, then a 225 pound construction worker jumping on the load eventually satisfied him.
DMY International Design is a festival of product design that takes place in Berlin once a year.