What is the focus of our work?

We have embraced the premise that our lives would be enriched by objects that change their form. Our goal is to develop designs for form changing structures that will be used in a series of commercial products.

The primary focus of our work is the development of form changing space frames. These are comprised of telescoping rods, with powered extension/retraction. The rods are joined together in various geometric arrangements by free-rotation multi-connection joints.

At present, we are in the early development phase. 

It is our intention that the designs we develop would be licensed to product manufacturers, who would, in turn, market and sell their own products.

We have an existing UK patent for the overall concept of form changing space frame, and we are in the process of obtaining further patent protection for certain aspects of the designs. These features were developed whilst designing and manufacturing a series of working prototypes.

In addition to possessing the basic but strong appeal of simply changing form, the technology has many potential practical uses. We have shown some examples in the Applications [hyperlink] section. We continue to seek further novel purposes to which it can be applied. These include uses of certain aspects of the designs, such as the free-rotation joints.

Along with other like-minded designers, we believe we are at the start of this process of developing new, adaptable materials, products and objects. The future embodiment of form changing materials will almost certainly be quite different from our current proposals. But you have to start somewhere.