Milan Design Week 2023

April 2023


Quek Yu Han

Tiffany Loy

Building Futures Line by Line, Future Impact exhibition, Milan Design Week 2023

Bastioni di Porta Venezia, Milan, Italy

Textile designer Tiffany Loy teamed up with the Digital Manufacturing and Design Centre (DManD) to explore advanced automated textile construction as a means of additive manufacturing.

The collaboration explored the construction of multi-material, pliable 3D forms, filling a gap in the current world of 3D printed options. Any material in the form of a pliable line can be woven or knitted into a 3D form, unlike 3D printing processes which are often restricted by the types of fusible materials used. Furthermore, textile construction methods allow material properties to be retained in the final product. With this starting point, Loy and the team at DManD explored an imagined future of a world built with lines.

This exhibition was organised by the DesignSingapore Council.

Photographs by Fabian Ong, courtesy of Tiffany Loy.

Further reading:
DesignSingapore Council (2023). Singapore Designers Reveal Their Vision for a Better Future at Milan Design Week. Press release, issued 30 March 2023.