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Model, Knitted Textile Pavilion, PolyThread, 2015

This is a Model, knitted textile pavilion. It was designed by Jenny E. Sabin and Jenny Sabin Studio. It is dated 2015. Its medium is 3d-printed nylon.

Sabin’s architectural forms are inspired by nature and mathematics. Shown here is a model for PolyThread (2016), a temporary pavilion commissioned for Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial. This knitted textile structure employs photoluminescent and solar active yarns that absorb, collect, and deliver light. Portable and lightweight, such a structure could be used outdoors to absorb light from the sun during the day and release it at night.

This object was donated by Ana Rajcevic and Jenny E. Sabin. It is credited Courtesy of Jenny Sabin Studio and Sabin Design Lab, Cornell Architecture.

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 27.9 × 35.6 cm (11 × 14 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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