Conflict Sheet

Conflict Sheet
October 2019
For ‘How&Wow’ Dutch Design Week 2019,
Curated by Crafts Council Nederland.

By: Studio ZwartFrame

Project description
Steel and HDPE, 60cm / 40cm / 5cm

Conflict is about materials which expand due to temperature differences. Almost every material expands as soon is it becomes warmer, and starts to shrink when it’s temperature drops. We used this phenomenon as a production technique to make objects.

The Conflict sheet is a material combination of Steel and HPDE. By using the special production method where we attach the two materials to each other under extreme cold of -80 degrees and  then allow the object to return to room temperature, tension is created in the materials, which means that we have created a very strong and stiff sheet material.