03 March 2015
03 March 2015
JEC Group introduces a brand new and exclusive program named “Composites for better living”, a sensory experience to publicise composite materials to designers and the general public at JEC Europe 2015.
The program will provide Information and networking with an exposition and conference. The exposition addresses the concepts of lightweight and material reduction, coupled with mechanical resistance and flexibility that are the essential characteristic of composite materials.
“This program aims at enlightening the qualities of composites for Designers, Architects and Artists. The astonishing radiant expo will offer a multi-sensory experience that will engage the use of sight, smell, touch and hearing” says Frédérique Mutel, JEC Group President and CEO. “Thanks to this pioneering exhibition, composites will break with their commonly accepted label that isolated them to industries such as aerospace, marine, automotive or building & construction. They will be showcased in broader and wider fields, some of them unexpected and surprising, where they can fully bring their unique assets to create innovative products that will improve everyday life,” adds Mutel.
JEC explains that around 50 creative products will be displayed including a bus shelter by Decaux, luggage by Delsey, rackets by Artengo, a bike and skateboard made of flax by Inbo and furniture made of glass and carbon fibres by Vitra. This new program addresses a new generation of designers. The conference is being organised in partnership with Professor Ignaas Verpoest from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, on Thursday March 12, 2015 at 10:00 in the VIP Lounge of JEC Europe 2015. The topics covered will be
Why are Composites Interesting Materials for Designers and (Interior) Architects? by Prof. I. Verpoest, KU Leuven.
Composites in Design: a Survey of Recent Developments by Prof. Lut Pil, Lucas School of Arts, Gent.
Composites in (Interior) Architecture by Guglielmo Carra, ARUP.
Testimony of the Designer of the New Decaux “Bus shelter” by Marc Aurel, Decaux.
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