Cameron Sinclair and Facebook’s Margaret Stewart feature in the third instalment of The World Around symposium

Lynne M. Centeno

Architect Cameron Sinclair and vegan fashion designer Mats Rombaut are joined by Facebook’s director of product design Margaret Stewart in the third part of our Virtual Design Festival collaboration with The World Around for Earth Day.

The World Around’s Earth Day 2020 symposium, which we are broadcasting today as part of Virtual Design Festival, features talks, presentations, films and essays by over twenty visionaries at the forefront of ecological design.

​Jupe flat-packed care units could bolster hospitals in coronavirus pandemic
Cameron Sinclair will present Jupe during the symposium

The third session starts with Cameron Sinclair, co-founder of Architecture for Humanity, a charity that aimed to create architectural solutions to humanitarian crisis around the world. Sinclair presents his new project Jupe, flat-pack intensive care units designed to bolster hospitals impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

This is followed by a conversation between Karen van Godtsenhoven, curator at the Met museum in New York’s Costume Institute, and Mats Rombaut, founder

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Masque Thing cabinet features stretchy doors and “sumptuous” legs

Lynne M. Centeno

Rubbery doors outfit this cabinet designed by architecture studio Allthatissolid so that they stretch and form breast-like shapes when pulled open.

Masque Thing by Max Kuo

The unit, called Masque Thing, is a rectangular storage piece with 12 doors and a row of drawers on top.

The doors are covered in a grey silicone, which Allthatissolid developed with Brooklyn art fabricator Youngbuk to resemble terrazzo. The stretchy material makes the brass handles pull further apart from the door when they are tugged.

Masque Thing by Max Kuo

“The silicone terrazzo skin was developed to mimic a rigid stone surface with a devious and unexpected pliancy,” said architect Max Kuo, who founded Allthatissolid in 2008 with Alex Chu and Danielle Wagner. The studio has offices in Los Angeles and Kuala Lumpur.

Masque Thing by Max Kuo

The top, sides, and drawers of Masque Thing are clad in a stone terrazzo. The tone matches the hue of the “skin” so the contrasting materials are hardly noticeable until

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