PORTFOLIO
ANTOINE VAN LOOCKE
GUT KOMBINIERT THEDE WILTZ FUR HEPHAISTOS DEUTSCHLAND

 

Der belgische Messerschmied Antoine Van Loocke hat mit seinem messer MTM an einem internationalen Wettbewerb fûr Designobjecte aus verbundmaterialien teilgenommen. Jetzt präsentiert er das stück in der europäischen wanderausstellung Composites on Tour 2.

With Composites-on-Tour-2, the KU Leuven and Design Flanders opted resolutely for an international approach. The competition was open to designers from all over the world and the exhibition will be travelling from Brussels to Paris, Barcelona, Budapest, Ljubljana and Eindhoven. This cross-border strategy promotes international networking between designers and the business community. This type of cross-fertilisation often also leads to innovative product development. Composites-on-Tour-2 also aims to bring the science closer to the general public. The design exhibition is accompanied with a small scientific exhibition that explains how research and development in the field of composites influences everyday life. It shows visitors in an informal and interactive manner how composite materials are made and why they have such unique properties. The design competition and the travelling exhibitions are part of the Composites-on-Tour-2 science communication project, a joint project of Design Flanders and the KU Leuven. This initiative follows on from the first composites project, Composites-on-Tour (2002), which was awarded the European Commission Descartes Prize for Science Communication.

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