emerging matter

A Talk by Diane Noetinger (Material Designer, Norway / France)
December 13, 2010 - 15.00h

Diane Noetinger develops surprising material that keep us awake and surfaces that in invade rooms like mushrooms, showing an extreme desire of covering space. Pushing her material investigations to their extreme, they allow to understand their effects on objects, spaces and people. Being surrounded by materials to a point when they become standardized, they´ll stifle our enviornment and ourselves. It is a question of movement and life, how to suggest notions of growth in inert elements (as our objects). It is a work that flees the static and that searches for the movement - or the life - in the immobility. Passing from an experimentation with materials to the space to the relation with people and their senses. 

Diane Noetinger (*1985) studied Textile, Material and Surface Design at the École Supérieure des Arts Appliqués Duperré in Paris and received her Master of Arts in 2009. Since 2009 she is the project leader of Nordic Materials, a material library established by Transplant, a design competence centre, located in Dale i Sunnfjord in Norway.