Nathan Hemming






After working intensively with simple materials such as corrugated cardboard, foam, paper, and various binding materials, our studio created various aggregated surfaces without the use of glue. My studio partner and I developed a method of folding and joining of coffee cup sleeves to create this surface-form. This system acts as an interactive light-filtering screen that engages the body by allowing users to morph its form. Through various pulling mechanisms, the device responds by opening and closing its apertures corresponding to various actions. Its deforming is not truly elastic, as the surface never returns to a unique stasis. The project was created from 692 coffee cup sleeves, fishing line, and binder clips.

- University of Pennsylvania, School of Design, 2009
Partner : Lea Oxenhandler