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The MINTA Modular Structure System Gives Weaving an Update

07.26.21 | By
The MINTA Modular Structure System Gives Weaving an Update

Berlin-based textile and product designer Orsi Orban has taken the age old art of weaving and given it a technological upgrade. MINTA is modular structure system based on weaving, but translated into a modular multi-layered surface. The unique resulting design is customizable, thanks to the use of 3D software and laser cutting. In the end, the modular system must be assembled by hand – as if harkening back to its origins.

brown modular material being manipulated by two hands

The potential of MINTA is near endless, with its versatility possible through a range of patterns, sizes, shapes and materials used. Think architecture, interior design, product design, fashion and more. The only real parameter is that the chosen material must have a certain amount of flexibility and tensile strength – which led to the creation of specialized wooden laminates and textile laminate.

brown modular material being manipulated by two hands

Orban collaborated with Budapest-based education technology expert Makerspace.hu for the WORTH Partnership Project, the largest virtual incubator for designers from EU and COSME countries. With his experience in woven fabric design and 3D modeling, Orben led the design phases while Makerspace.hu spearheaded the development, testing, manufacturing and final prototype. The culmination of the Project was an installation telling the story of metamorphosis between the terrestrial and underwater worlds through structures representing architecture, interior design, product design and fashion.

brown modular material being manipulated by two hands

brown modular material being manipulated by two hands

light brown modular material cascading from ceiling to floor

light brown modular material cascading from ceiling to floor

light brown and blue modular material cascading

To learn more about MINTA, visit instagram.com/orsiorbandesign/.

Photography: Alíz Veronika Ács

Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.