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Tine de Ruysser

MA work

Wearable Metal Origami

Through research into materials and production processes I have developed an innovative flexible metal-textile composite. It has the appearance of a rigid multi-faceted metal object because most of the surface consists of metal platelets, yet is extremely flexible as it contains textile hinges. I found that it is possible to use a range of folding patterns, leading to different flexible movements. I tested its properties and suitability for use in a range of design disciplines by designing a series of wearables.

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  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery, 2009

  • Wearable Metal Origami

    Through research into materials and production processes I have developed an innovative flexible metal-textile composite. It has the appearance of a rigid multi-faceted metal object because most of the surface consists of metal platelets, yet is extremely flexible as it contains textile hinges. I found that it is possible to use a range of folding patterns, leading to different flexible movements. I tested its properties and suitability for use in a range of design disciplines by designing a series of wearables.

  • Degrees

  • Graduate Diploma, Pedagogical Higher Education, The Municipal Centre for Adult Education, Pestalozzi, Netherlands, 2005; MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery, Royal College of Art, 2001; MA Jewellery Design, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, 1999
  • Experience

  • Co-organiser, Re: Group Exhibition, London / Ghent, 2005-6; Teacher - Jewellery Course in Adult Education, Stedelijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Sint Niklaas, Sint Niklaas, Belgium, 2005; Exhibition Organiser, The Flemish Connection, Villa De Bondt and Design Vlaanderen, Ghent, Belgium, 2001; Gallery Assistant, Gallerie Sofie Lachaert, Antwerp, Belgium, 1998
  • Exhibitions

  • High Tech Low Tech, Textiel Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands, 2006; World Best Design Exchange 2005, COEX Atlantic Hall, Seoul, Korea, 2005; Werk van Tine De Ruysser en Ben Van Orshaegen, Design Museum, Ghent, Belgium, 2004; Talente, Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern, Munich, Germany, 2004
  • Awards

  • Bayerischer Staatspreis 56. Internationale Handwerksmesse München; Bayerischen Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft, 2004; TALENTE prize, Munich International Trade Fair, 2004; Innovative Work in Metal, Armourers and Brasiers Chambers Award, 2001