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Elaine Yan Ling Ng

Graduated at Central Saint Martins with an MA Design in Textile Futures, Elaine Ng founded The Fabrick Lab to explore the full potential of smart textiles. Recognized by Wired UK as ‘the Chinese designer [who] creates materials that move and grow like trees – but faster,’ she weaves unconventional items such as fiber and fishing line in fabrics, producing high-technology interactive materials that can respond to stimuli. By enhancing textiles with electronics, circuitry and programming, she creates fabrics that simulate biological responses.

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Graduated at Central Saint Martins with an MA Design in Textile Futures, Elaine Ng founded The Fabrick Lab to explore the full potential of smart textiles. Recognized by Wired UK as ‘the Chinese designer [who] creates materials that move and grow like trees – but faster,’ she weaves unconventional items such as fiber and fishing line in fabrics, producing high-technology interactive materials that can respond to stimuli. By enhancing textiles with electronics, circuitry and programming, she creates fabrics that simulate biological responses.

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Featured work

Unleashing the Possibilities of Smart Textiles

Ng’s latest work, Sensus, challenges the interdisciplinary relationship between designers, robot engineers and knitted textile programmers to create a cross breed manufacturing system. New lightweight, textiles structures have been created through the hybridisation of these material specialisms. The result fuses traditional knitwear practice with innovative robotics to create an interactive lighting installation. Just like a remarkable creature, it reacts to changing footfall and proximity, with its brightness and form varying accordingly. Visitors are invited to come and explore the allure of these pioneering products and investigate the ownership of their own space.

Where East & West, Tradition & Innovation, Craftsmanship & Technology Synergise.

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