Academic thesis

Henrike Steinweg: Jerszy Seymour: Living Systems – An utopian designproject made of polylactic acid. Development of conservational methods for stabilization Back
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Abstract: The following Master thesis deals with “Living Systems” a project of the designer Jerszy Seymour. This living
concept including six pieces of furniture was created for the exhibition “My Home – seven experiments for
contemporary living” at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein. Seymour used polylactic acid (PLA), a
biodegradable Plastic, for these objects. The PLA is examined to ist development, the production and
properties. The center of this thesis is based on developing a concept for restoring the original form and
conserving the material for the future. An important issue is that the objects can be transported and are fit
to be exhibited.


  • academic institution: Technische Hochschule Köln
  • kind of theses:  Masterarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Dr. phil. Friederike Waentig
  • assistant Tutor:  Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Jägers
  • date:  2015
  • Language:  German

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