Fibre-Fixed Composites in Design

Fibre-Fixed. Composites in Design shows and explains what can be achieved when fibres are combined with another material – usually a plastic or a bioplastic – to form fibre-reinforced composites.

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The strength and stiffness of the fibres, combined with the lightness of plastics or bioplastics, inspires designers to create light, energy-efficient products. At the same time, composite materials allow great freedom of form. Designing with composite materials is situated in a context of social challenges: global warming, ecological impact, sustainability, mobility issues, population ageing, digitalisation. Equally important is how the properties of composite materials form the starting point for utility objects in which high-tech connects with artistic imagination, poetry, contrary beauty, craftsmanship and old and new cultural customs.