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What if a print was strong enough to shape the material it is applied
to? What if from pure printed shape a form could be created that is
durable, strong and develops a piece of fabric into a work of art?
The solution is an invention from the Japanese printer Kenichi
Shirai. His company Aporo has been experimenting with a special, innovative
silkscreen printing technique that Shirai san calls "muscle
print". Axel Hildenbrand has designed several circular patterns
that enfold to be a spherical shape once attached to a string.

Aporo and rutan replaced the string with a power
cord which holds a bulb socket and a mounting and
turns a simple piece of cloth into a stylish lampshade.
This new way of applying the "muscle printing"
technique literally illuminates the cooperation between
the German designer and the Japanese techie with a
passion for print and results in a product development that
can be an individual design piece and eventually a consumer
product for a larger target group. This is what happens when
people start thinking in 3D.

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