Shape morphing due to moisture absorption
Collaboration with Keren Attas
Design and nature are two fields that have a strong relationship that can be traced back to the beginning of mankind.
During design processes, we spend tremendous amounts of time "taming" nature and trying to prevent distortion.
Only when the material loses its ability to create forms of its own – the design process as we know it can begin.
This work provides a new perspective on designing with natural materials. Instead of working against the transformations of nature,
embracing them and turning them into a design method. By calculating the factors that affect distortion of aloevera we created a
controlled environment that would morph it into desired shapes by local absorption of moisture using salt.
The magical performance of the folding aloevera was applied in creating a new method for serving cocktails at the Gatsbi Bar in Jerusalem.