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.
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.
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.
To learn more about MINTA, visit instagram.com/orsiorbandesign/.
Photography: Alíz Veronika Ács