Morphê by Zbynek Krulich


Milan 2010: In Milan next week architecture student Zbynek Krulich will present a collection of table accessories designed for the year 2050.

Called Morphê, the collection consists of a vase and bowl and is part of a project entitled A Fiest for Visitors from Another World, initiated by the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague.

Krulich envisages tableware made of a matrix that will change shape according to users' requirements.

The project will be on show in Zona Tortona 14-19 April.

Photographs are by Jan Rambousek.

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Here is some more information from Zbynek Krulich:

Morphê - Collection of table accessories

There might exist smart things in the future. Design of morphê is an artistic reaction to that. It shows accessories just in the moment of processing their shapes to changing conditions.

The basic idea of morphê project, i.e. what table accessories might look like in 2050, is based on my previous project called artificial symbiont. It is a future concept of robotic system that might be used as a programmable matter.

The system is designed as an evolving structure of billions of swarm nanobots. Imagine that products of morphê collection will transform their shapes in reaction to your needs in 2050. Morphê collection was made and sponsored by Objet.

This year the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague takes part in the Milano international design fair called Salone Internazionale del Mobile, namely in the section “That´s Design!”. It will present the works of its students from selected studios of Product design, Glass, Ceramics and porcelain, Architecture and K.O.V (Metal and jewelry). The special exhibition´s name is “A Fiest for Visitors from Another World”. The fair will be held from 14th to 19th April 2010 in via Savona 18, Zona Tortona, Milano.

The presentation of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague is designed as a party for visitors from another world. There is a table set with unusual tableware, where each object of daily use conveys a sense of mystery and transcends its utility purpose, while becoming a work of art. The collective school presentation represents a unified exhibition concept that is conceived by all academy studios dealing with design.

Posted on Thursday April 8th 2010 at 12:02 pm by Catherine Warmann. Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • why not design an apple that actually merges into a flower when we are not hungry?

  • Passerby

    “changes shape according to the user’s requirement?”

    does this mean that the user can change it or that they should buy a new one every time their requirement changes?!

    if the answer is the second I think the phrase is misleading.

  • Luiz Mauricio Duarte

    Really wise to design object for 2050 UFO pilots. Simply because by that year, might have no human consumers on surface of earth…that’s what I call visionary… by the way … really beatyfull… what is it made of ?? There will be plastic on 2050??

  • Beautiful, versatile, practical at first sight. Then again it also reminds me of that adjustable super red flexy toy I used to play with as a kid..

  • zaha h

    amazing renders.

  • Hedgehog

    So it’s a vase or a bowl, that’s it?

  • Nice objects. Pointless and over reaching explanation.

  • Marc

    Not bad objects but don’t try and over explain it. Some beatiful photography though.

  • marl karx

    this is funny. i am probably wrong but in the year 2050 i think we will come to the conclusion that honestly if you have to put fruit somewhere, it can easily just sit on a table. no fruit bowl. maybe a cloth underneath? probably.

  • Nanobots as tableware…interesting concept.

    I thought they were only single function. Adapt INTO something but not mutate entirely? But I haven’t been reading my sci-fi lately.

  • Joey

    I think the concept arises (or a rip-off) from the video game ‘World of Goo’ or even ‘soda zoo’, where the stability of the self organized structure is provided by the basic triangular modules created with nodes and bars.

    I think the customization/automation may imply that, (in 2050), you can simply map the object (vase, bowl, voodoo doll) in virtual space with nodes, then the computer would be able to generate the connections between nodes to realize the desired spatial occupation into free standing structures. I don’t know how it is gonna be materialized it, maybe 3D printer for lego pieces, or they will solely exist in virtual world, but this idea is by no means original.

    Search ‘World of Goo’ in youtube to see what I mean.

  • very cool, although i wish it could mold into other objects