© Dassault Systèmes 2018 Sebastien D’Halloy

Italy 2018Breath/ng


We presented it as a soft, sustainable installation made with cloth named Breath, which has a function of adsorbing air pollutants.

By adding pleating to Breath, we increased the surface area of the cloth in order to enhance its ability of absorbing pollutants. In this way, we were able to obtain flexibility to respond to any kind of organic form.

The overall shape was simulated by 3D CAD of Dassault Systèmes, and materialized with carbon fiber and flexible joints produced from a 3D printer.

The installation was prepared originally for the event of Dassault and unitized later. A single unit of this installation is designed to absorb volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the number of cars as many as 90,000 a year.

Team Toshiki Meijo, Tomohiro Matsunaga Construction Italian Connection, Silvia Ranzi, Eurostand Cooperation Ejiri Structural Engineers Illumination Viabizzuno Photography ©︎ Sebastien D’Halloy