The project began as a commissioned investigation into the possibilities of design collective BREAD’s material research for application in interior surfaces. The resulting Cilia is a set of stroke-ably soft, selectively laser sintered surface tiles made up of tens of thousands of nylon fibres.
“Through the use of digital modelling and Netfabb’s Selective Space Structures software every element of geometry can be controlled and tweaked to the designer’s intent. Allowing control over each tile in terms of visual impact and feel,” states a release from BREAD.
“Cilia challenges our notions of not only the geometric but material possibilities of additive layer manufacturing and shows how the combination of modern modelling and manufacturing allows us to control these elements with an unprecedented level of detail that traditional processes cannot match.”