Taking the humble roller blinds and adding a simple “twist” to its concept. The appropriately name “Twisty” will provide a new “spin” on how fabric can be use to alter energy conservation, geometrical and aesthetical manipulation as well as illumination and ventilation index in any architectural and interior projects.

Inspired by twisty breadsticks (which I love to devour!!), flamenco dancer movement and typhoon that flipped blinds under wind gust in various directions, I started to question why the roller blind has always been straight and not twisted as a product. With this simple action the blind itself can alter light and viewpoint customization and also provide the interior with a new sense of physicality. Utilizing the latest sustainable energy invention call nano-photovoltaic fabric, microscopic solar cells are embedded into strands of the woven fabric thus when the roller blind is in use, it can also absorb solar power to store and supply energy for alternative functionality. All the fabrics are recycled from discarded cloths and scrap off-cuts and coloring are all sourced from natural vegetation dyes.

Twisty does not have to be limited to singular projects but can spread and morph into urban scale where its adaptive character, customizable geometry and coloration can act as solar shading as well as power generation in any open area and building cladding systems. Twisty can add vibrancy to any modern city where the monotonous singularity of glass cladding and grey concrete truly needs a sparkle of fun and color.

A fabric’s unique flexible characteristics initiated the conception of Twisty and by utilizing 2 more functionality to a simple object, one can created a far more useful and interesting architectural product that will enhance any space or area!

2017 COC-design
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