i-Morfé

Live cladding with light and sound for interior architecture, furniture and art

The project

iMorfé arises from the Darwinian concept of adapting the individual to the environment and proposes an investment of roles: That it is the medium that suits the viewer, in an environment conditioned by Information overload and infoxication, reinforcing the individual identity.
Its design based on originami, ancestral paper folding technique, will be done by hand and then integrated into a set with technology based on music, light and movement, giving it the ability to react. All this, carried out mostly in ecological materials, bringing sustainability by flag and returning mostly where nature belongs.

UNIVERSO EIRIN (Spain)

UNIVERSO EIRIN is a design studio, in Seville. The designer has never stopped creating and developing products and spaces with contemporary designs. The versatility of her work and more than twenty years’ experience in the interior design and decoration sector have led to her exhibiting at the Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid. Mercedes Eirín’s work has won several major prizes. 

Subway Lab (Italy)

SUBWAY LAB is an organisation sum of visions on the visual communication sector, on the video story, on the web of a group of people. 

STORYTELLING

THE IDEA:

The concept came about while designing a hotel with the idea of change and movement, the
Panta Rei. Along with this I began to design furniture that changed shape, illuminated, and
whispered, and one of them was inspired by origami and hence a covering. I thought that
everything that is offered to us in that field, although they exist in 3D, are static, and I wanted
to offer something alive, dynamic, that told a story. Hence along with an excursion to the field
and after finding several ladybugs on top of me after a nap, I remembered Darwin, and that
nature does not adapt to man. With this I achieved the reverse process to reflect on this
aspect, without, of course, destroying it along the way, hence our commitment to
sustainability and that everything used be recyclable or recycled, together with corporate
social responsibility for the coating.

THE BIRTH OF THE PROJECT:

The idea arises by inverting the roles of Darwin's proposal of the adaptation of the individual to the environment. This time it is the environment that adapts to the individual and their needs. With iMorfé, the aim is to turn the viewer into the protagonist, and to give them a
place of rest and away from stress for a few minutes. That is my main challenge, in an
infoxicated environment and under continuous stress, to offer a place of rest and calm to stop.

THE CREATIVE PROCESS:

The main challenge has sometimes been to explain the idea itself. I developed a prototype
with three layers, mechanics, and two coatings. Once they understood it, the next challenge
was the design of the mobile part, with the limitations and requirements of the part to which it
is intended, to later reduce the electronic and mechanical part to make it manageable.
Subsequently, make the covering material meet certain conditions of rigidity, elasticity,
resistance and be sustainable, recycled and recyclable. It is not easy to find such materials or
suppliers capable of producing it. Finally, I decided to combine them.

THE COLLABORATION:

Working as a team and in different fields offers above all lateral thinking, with fields so diverse
we realized the great possibilities that other sectors give us to go further and tell other stories
with iMorfé. Each of those involved has knowledge in a certain field, being almost
multidisciplinary. We have had and consulted with experts in other fields and subjects until we
get closer to the prototype that we currently have, and that is due to teamwork and diversity
of ideas.

THE FUTURE:

I believe that iMorfé has a place in the future within many branches: Advertising, the plastic
arts sector and in environments that require a space away from stress and noise such as
airports, hotels, exhibitions, artistic installations and the like, even as a work plastic. Almost
from the beginning I considered integrating artificial intelligence for stress measurement, to
know the state of each person in our space to make it more personalized, and in the current
situation it becomes even more necessary. In the current phase, it is still necessary to find an
inverter to improve the prototype, but we do not doubt that it will come when we show and
explain what it consists of live.

THE MESSAGE:

There is no doubt that transversal projects such as iMorfé benefit from a multitude of points of
view and branches of specialization, and collaboration and teamwork are the only way to
overcome challenges and be able to offer a different and innovative product, learning how
Individual professionals on the way to interact with other fields. Undoubtedly, in order to tell
more complex stories at an artistic and conceptual level, the collaboration of a great team is
necessary, and we can go further.

PARTNERSHIP PROJECTS

Tagenea

Tagenea

Seamless

Seamless

Common Sands 2.0

Common Sands 2.0

Maretech

Maretech

Minois

Minois

STEM a garment production brand

STEM a garment production brand

Storytelling Garment Project

Storytelling Garment Project

Mapu Preto

Mapu Preto

Minta

Minta

NO/thing

NO/thing

Modifiable Vegan Bag Collection

Modifiable Vegan Bag Collection

In the Circle

In the Circle

Clotho

Clotho

Make Your Bed

Make Your Bed

Vibro-Tactile Textiles

Vibro-Tactile Textiles

LÈBIU – let’s CORK it

LÈBIU – let’s CORK it

WeAr Design

WeAr Design

Fresko

Fresko

ALMA

ALMA

Bubble Façade

Bubble Façade

Crossing Parallels

Crossing Parallels

EnaOna

EnaOna

Sense of nature

Sense of nature

Rethinking the Bra

Rethinking the Bra

Manual bag

Manual bag

Nova Underwear

Nova Underwear

Sensing Color

Sensing Color

Dimmenso

Dimmenso

Beaggie

Beaggie

Soft touch of industrial waste

Soft touch of industrial waste

Time of your Light

Time of your Light

H|H

H|H

Vibrant-barrier-free glassware collection

Vibrant-barrier-free glassware collection

Edge Chair

Edge Chair

Marbled Salts

Marbled Salts

Moseanic

Moseanic

Kombucha TSUGI

Kombucha TSUGI

LiLO

LiLO

The Eastern Side of Riviera

The Eastern Side of Riviera

Future Wardrobe

Future Wardrobe

Ventri

Ventri

Bi-Circular Urban-Outdoor Fabric

Bi-Circular Urban-Outdoor Fabric

Step Smart

Step Smart

Re-Print Ceramics

Re-Print Ceramics

Vivid

Vivid

A Phyne Bomber Jacket

A Phyne Bomber Jacket

Burning For

Burning For

Circular workwear collection

Circular workwear collection

Tista

Tista

Fashion Design Courses

Fashion Design Courses

Velluto

Velluto

New Matters

New Matters

RemBrandt

RemBrandt

Agogic – Be prepared for more

Agogic – Be prepared for more

Smartcoat

Smartcoat

Mocha Split

Mocha Split

Reframd

Reframd

Zerobarracento

Zerobarracento

ALLCA Disruptive Rugs

ALLCA Disruptive Rugs

Wearable Play

Wearable Play

Wear-Abouts Baltic Sea

Wear-Abouts Baltic Sea

Gelatex x NO/AN

Gelatex x NO/AN

Luxury Bag Collection

Luxury Bag Collection

Amalgama

Amalgama

TTorch

TTorch

From the ground

From the ground

Biolea

Biolea

Ultra

Ultra

Capsule coat project

Capsule coat project

Mayya x WORTH

Mayya x WORTH

The Space Between

The Space Between

Rustic Wool Robotuft

Rustic Wool Robotuft

Cartiera & SwIdeas present: Change!

Cartiera & SwIdeas present: Change!

Fish_Fish

Fish_Fish

Common Sands

Common Sands

UCQC Inclusive

UCQC Inclusive

Gabriella Veszpremi X Inpelsa

Gabriella Veszpremi X Inpelsa

Mowo

Mowo

i-Morfé

i-Morfé

Iguaneye

Iguaneye

Ruumy

Ruumy

Fugazi Fugazi

Fugazi Fugazi

Serisole

Serisole

The light around your life

The light around your life

The Hemp Chair

The Hemp Chair

Senss

Senss

Walkytalkies

Walkytalkies

Sole sustainability

Sole sustainability

A Warm, Light, Luxurious, Sustainable Cloak

A Warm, Light, Luxurious, Sustainable Cloak

Spell My Name

Spell My Name

The “Bib” chair

The “Bib” chair

Materia Bruta

Materia Bruta

Modern Knitwear

Modern Knitwear

3D knitwear on demand

3D knitwear on demand

Lit Lace Interface

Lit Lace Interface

iluTex

iluTex

Sukka 

Sukka 

PineSkins Soft Wall Tiles

PineSkins Soft Wall Tiles

Unmoist Raincoat

Unmoist Raincoat

IOT Jacket & Robot

IOT Jacket & Robot

Stars Collection

Stars Collection

Words that shimmer

Words that shimmer

Persona

Persona

NO1R

NO1R

Identity 560

Identity 560

Øjenfryd

Øjenfryd

The Ghost Bag

The Ghost Bag

Diluci bags

Diluci bags

M2M furniture (Made 2 Measure Furniture)

M2M furniture (Made 2 Measure Furniture)

Myhand Prosthetic Socket

Myhand Prosthetic Socket

Oceanwear

Oceanwear

t-Studio – 3D fashion design network

t-Studio – 3D fashion design network

Curve

Curve

Baltabalta Multifunctional Textiles

Baltabalta Multifunctional Textiles

Fashion Designing for an Inclusive World

Fashion Designing for an Inclusive World

‘Parameter’ Table

‘Parameter’ Table

Occay

Occay

Make and Create

Make and Create

ERGOVI – healthy multiposture chair

ERGOVI – healthy multiposture chair

PreemieCme

PreemieCme

Second Life Bag

Second Life Bag

Clayer

Clayer

Lulu V2

Lulu V2

Fishskinlab

Fishskinlab

Dynaback

Dynaback

Esther Hates PVC

Esther Hates PVC

Gardin

Gardin

Foldable High Heels

Foldable High Heels

Sustainable Acoustic Panels

Sustainable Acoustic Panels

Edbora Collection

Edbora Collection

Smart Heated Vest

Smart Heated Vest

ACDL Artisan Chausseur Design Lab

ACDL Artisan Chausseur Design Lab

Smart Life Jacket In Watersport

Smart Life Jacket In Watersport

Fragments Garments

Fragments Garments

Hollow: A Lie Story

Hollow: A Lie Story

FWN: Family Wear Nature

FWN: Family Wear Nature

Himaero “The Emotional Jewel”

Himaero “The Emotional Jewel”

Spellbound

Spellbound

Wear Pure

Wear Pure

Connextyle

Connextyle

Unlimited in 1

Unlimited in 1

Paramatrix

Paramatrix

Feel More Knitwear

Feel More Knitwear

Skarabeos 2

Skarabeos 2

Twill

Twill

Fashionable Wearable Camera Accessory

Fashionable Wearable Camera Accessory

‘Margarete’ – Cork Task Chair

‘Margarete’ – Cork Task Chair