As incurably curious thinkers and makers, we are constantly experimenting with new technologies, ideas and methodologies.

From the poetic and inspiring, to the educational and empowering – we explore different ways of translating our unique insights into tangible research projects and prototypes.

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Computer Vision for Circularity

Global industry is at an inflection point.
In order to ease the environmental burden of over-consumption, extractive operating models have to be replaced with more circular practices that enable products to be kept in use for longer.

For our latest research residency, Antonin Wattel (Ecole Polytechnique) investigated how computer vision might be applied to facilitate sorting and recycling processes in the apparel industry. Over the course of 5 months, he developed a shoe-classification prototype that enables any shoe to be classified according to type (e.g. boot or sandal), brand, and condition (almost new, repairable or ready for recycling). Together with our footwear and recycling partners, we are now exploring how to scale solutions to enable more accurate, fast and cost-efficient classification.

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Blank.AI

An AI-powered, concept creation and analytics tool for future-proof product development. Initially conceived as a solution to the lengthy and disjointed automotive concept creation process, Blank.AI seeks to enrich 3D design through quality data and collaboration.

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Changing Matter

A ‘whole innovation’ catalog, Changing Matter is our contemporary homage to the Whole Earth Catalog. We collated the research, insights, ideas and ideals that drove our own journey towards becoming a more regenerative engineering studio into a non-linear encyclopedia.

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Caustic Technology

Harnessing the poetry of light, our unique caustic technology allows us to engineer custom metal mosaics to reflect hidden words, images and meaning when illuminated by a light source.

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