Design studio develops new shape-shifting materials

April 4th, 2017 / By: / Out There

Universal Everything has developed a series of short, pasted-hued films, each featuring a different product idea that the studio describes as “emerging technologies of flexible displays, shape-shifting materials and context-aware functionality.”

The films have been used on plates that can display the nutritional makeup of the food placed on them and as architectural pillars that can change shape and color in psychedelic patterns.

Universal Everything focuses on people’s increasingly integrated relationship with technology, creating designs that stimulate emotions, sensations and participation. The studio’s specialty is in multisensory experiences, combining video, sound, light, architecture and interaction—matching smart materials with our desire for information and interaction.

The London-based digital art and design collective was founded by Matt Pyke in 2004.