handling shapes



Rolatube Technology Ltd, London, UK, 2007

'Rola-textiles' is a lightweight, transportable, deployable structure that creates intimate spaces. Inspired by the humble cardboard box, which continues to stimulate small and big children's imaginations and building skills, 'Rola-textiles' transforms into an infinite variety of dens and mini-environments.

In collaboration with Rolatube Technology Ltd this project experimented with Bi-stable Reel Composite (BRC), combining it with different materials and textile techniques to create lightweight, deployable structures. Simple in design, its unique behaviour constructs 3-D forms through folding, bending, flipping and rolling to create playful, personalised mini-environments with multiple possibilities.