BiOrigami at DDW2019

BioOrigami as a part of Landscape of Applied Design Research exhibition during DDW 2019 all week at Klokgebouw | Hall 3 | Strijp-S. On Wednesday 23 October @16.30 our research icw HvA will be explained in the special Speakerscorner in hall 3 of the Klokgebouw. Readings are in English.

Jeroen van den Eijnde (ArtEZ) – GROW/T: Developing a sustainable fabric from a design perspective.

Karin van Beurden (Saxion) – Renewal of care through the use of 3D printing.

Hartmut Koenitz (HKU) – Interactive Narrative Design.

Peter Troxler (HHS and HR) – Future-Proof Retail: innovate a sector with labs.

Mark Lepelaar (HvA) – BiOrigami; value creation for circular biocomposite by origami.

Antien Zuidberg (HAS) – Better food with 3D food printing.

Until 18.00

conference EPSC-DPS Geneva


Talking about HORTUS BIONICA – Robotic Garden for Sustainable Habitat Design – at the largest European Space Conference on the 18th of September

Our research paper was selected and presented at the conference of European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) and Division for Planetary Sciences of American Astronomical Society (DPS), Centre International de Conférences de Genève (CICG) as a part of the session on Lunar and planetary outposts for sustainable settlements, discovery and technology. We had an inspiring time meeting and exchanging ideas with the space professionals e. g. NASA, ESA, DLR.

HORTUS BIONICA icw SensorLab is the next step towards our vision of dynamic architecture that interacts and cooperates with the users to improve our habitat. Project is supported by the Creative Industries Fund NL.

material exhibition during 100% Design London

studio samira boon at 100 percent design london

Our work on display at Material Studio 18th – 19th September, Olympia London.

100% Design collaborated with MaterialDriven to create Material Studio, a showcase of 29 innovative materials including our signature product – ARCHI FOLDS. The area addressed some of the key issues of our time such as sustainability, performance, energy efficiency, waste, health and wellbeing.

Take a look at the materials that were shown.

Exhibition Techtextil in Frankfurt

Studio Samira Boon has been invited to be part of the showcase exhibition “Urban Living – City of the Future” from 14-17 May 2019 at Techtextil and Texprocess in Frankfurt.

The exhibition, supported by Creative Holland, an initiative of the Dutch Creative Industries and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, examines the role that textiles and textile composites can play in the future of cities and highlight an array of outstanding examples of urban textile innovations from the Netherlands. In her presentation, Samira Boon plays upon the synergy between user and space to improve the indoor climate. It is a sustainable architecture that directly responds to our experience of space.

Grant for Hortus Bionica

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Hortus Bionica is a series of installations as an artificial ecosystem, able to interfere in its surrounding to improve our habitat.

We received financial support from the Creative Industries Fund NL to further develop our ideas for adaptive textile structures by incorporating sensor and smart technologies i.c.w. SensorLab Utrecht. Under the name Hortus Bionica we will research and test different types of sensors to develop an organic, sustainable architecture. Like a living organism, the instalations of Hortus Bionica automatically react to outside stimuli to fold/unfold and contribute to an optimal indoor climate.

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Textile 4.0 Conference

textile conference webHow to shape the design process enabling circular material flows?

On Wednesday 7 November 2018 Anna Sitnikova, our Product Development Engineer, will give a presentation during the Textile 4.0 Conference in Amsterdam. The conference is part of Innovate Textile and Apparel Europe 2018 and is a multi-stream event providing in-depth knowledge on the digitalisation of manufacturing, its impact on business strategy, and opportunities from smart materials.

Anna will argue for design processes in close collaborations with the industry to close the gap between concepts and materialisation by learning the machine possibilities and setting the parameters for production as an integral part of product development. Optimised production enables waste reduction.

DRIVE Festival during DDW

Projectvoorstel BiOrigami-KIEM-hbo-20180227 DEFHow to create added value for waste materials using digital production techniques?

Samira Boon and Anna Sitnikova will give a talk during the Dutch Design Week as part of the ClickNL DRIVE Festival on 25 October, 11:30h at Natlab, Eindhoven.

DRIVE Festival is the annual Design Research & Innovation Festival presenting state-of-the-art research and innovations, developments and designs that will give you a glimpse of the possible future. With a programme of over 36 interactive sessions, DRIVE is the perfect place for creative professionals and researchers who are looking for inspiration and connection.

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Winner Architizer Awards


The project Archi Folds is winner of both the popular choice and the jury award of the Architizer Awards 2018!

The Architizer A+Awards is the largest awards program focused on promoting and celebrating architecture and products. This year’s jury included Denise Scott Brown, Bjarke Ingels and Olson Kundig, as well as personalities from beyond architecture like Barry Bergdoll (MoMA The Museum of Modern Art).

Archi Folds is a collaboration with TextielMuseumTextielLab, Theaters Tilburg and The University of Tokyo.

archifolds a+awards finalist

051_postTheaters-Tilburg-Archi-Folds_Samira_Boon_©OssipExcited to be finalist this year’s Architizer A+Awards in the category fabric & textiles – and you can help us to become a winner! Vote for our project ARCHI FOLDS here: VOTE

Project in collaboration with textiellab, the University of Tokyo & Theaters Tilburg.

Kiem grant for biorigami

unit4web_bannerThe winning research project BiOrigami is a collaboration between the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Mark Lepelaar and Annelies de Leede), Studio Samira Boon and NEXT architects. It will explore the potential of applying origami techniques to new biocomposite materials. The circular pavilion that is being developed by NEXT architects i.c.w. Amvest will serve as a case study.

The research project will start in September. Read more on the NWO website >>

Origami and technology at Lexus

Lexus_websiteStudio Samira Boon has been invited at a special Lexus event to talk about about the potential of origami structures.

both Lexus and Studio Samira Boon highly value what the Japanese call ‘Takumi’: attention to detail and craftsmanship. Origami is not only an important expression of Japanese identity and philosophy: its flexible and dynamic structures allow to connect nature and science in new and innovative ways. Lexus is also using origami in their newest cars.

The Lexus event took place on 12-13 June in the Louwman Museum in the Hague, home to the world’s oldest private collection of classic motor cars. The building was designed by American architect Michael Graves.

Sociale top 2018

Sociale top_websiteHow can we create a society where people take responsibility for themselves and each other? How can the government provide support to people who need it? 

Studio Samira Boon was invited to participate to the Social Top 2018 in Utrecht on 11 June 2018.

During this inspiring day, at 50 locations across Utrecht, we met with other entrepreneurs, creative professionals, residents and policy makers. In small groups we discuss topical issues and challenges from the social domain: care, education, living, work, sport, culture, safety and integration. Not only policies were discussed, but also how to translate those policies into practice.

The 3rd Social Top is an initiative of the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations and the Association of Dutch Municipalities (VNG).

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GOLD WINNER A Design Awards

A Design Award competition_wordpressARCHI FOLDS by Samira Boon, i.c.w. Textile Museum, Theaters Tilburg and Tokyo University is the gold winner of the A’Design Award 2018 in the in Textile, Fabric, Textures, Patterns and Cloth Design Category.

The A’Design Award is the world’s largest and most diffused international design awards. This year, the A’Design Award & Competition received application from 100 countries in 99 different design disciplines. Best products, projects and services worldwide that demonstrate superior design, technology and creativity are rewarded with the A’ Design Award; the symbol of excellence in design and innovation. There are five different levels of distinction: Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Iron. The award ceremony will take place in June in Como, Italy.

Lecture of the Boosting at Octatube and New Year’s drink

z&jaTogether with Zwarts & Jansma architects and Octatube we will give a presentation on the spectacular glass extension on the roof of the Diamond Exchange in Amsterdam.
Thursday 25 Januari, 16.00 – 19.00; initiated by Boosting, platform for innovation; Join us

Creative Heroes Award 2017


The collaboration project ARCHI FOLDS Theaters Tilburg (Studio Samira Boon, Theaters TilburgTextielMuseum / TextielLab and University of Tokyo) is the winner of the Creative Heroes Award 2017 within the category Interieur – Samenwerking !

Healthcare symposium


On the 2nd of June, our research & rocking bench movie will be part of “Building the Future of Health” International Conference in Groningen. We will be featured in a lecture Design & Dementia #ageing in place. The project is organized by Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie and Cordaan.

archi folds

archifolds-m-series-3D-textiles-samiraboon-20 copy Our ARCHI FOLDS are now launched at the Co-Creation exhibition! Venue: Dutch Textile Museum Date: 2016-01-16 – 2017-03-17


schiphol copy 2We are currently working on a very special project: Holland Boulevard @ Schiphol airport! To be disclosed later this year….!


Mikimoto gallery

small-mikimoto_samira boon_12Our latest textiles can be seen in the exhibition “Tradition and Innovation of Dutch Design” presented by the Mikimoto gallery and the Dutch embassy. Curated by Lenn Cox.
Venue: Mikimoto hall, Tokyo
Date: 2014/03/27 – 2014/04/23

tonton workshop

sankakumado_playful_window_mosaique_22-smallWe were invited by tonton to organize a San Kaku Mado workshop in the Shibaura House, which is designed by Kazuyo Sejima. Photo credits go to Kakano Ougi.
Venue: Shibaura House, 3-15-4 Minato-ku Tokyo
Date: 2014/03/29

Gelinkt exhibition Samira Boon Spacer Chair


The selected favorites of Lieven Daenens, honorary director of the Design Museum Gent will be shown in a new netwerk of related objects. The exhibition ’Gelinkt’ (‘Connected’) includes Pappardelle by Ron Arad connected to our Spacer Chair!
Venue: Design Museum, Jan Breydelstraat 5 BE-9000 Gent
Date: 2013/11/28 – 2014/3/2

Exhibition Highlights TextielLab: Glowing Caterpillar

Highlights TextielLab

For Theaters Tilburg we created a foldable structure inspired on a caterpillar in collaboration with NEXT architects. The glowing caterpillar transforms the space into an intimate setting, see the design process and experience the result at
Highlights TextielLab: Glowing Caterpillar.
Venue: TextielMuseum, Goirkestraat 96, 5046 GN Tilburg
Date: 2013-11-14 – 2014-04-13

Interview Design Talks with Samira Boon

design talks

During Samira Boon’s stay in Japan she was interviewed by NHK WORLD for Design Talks. She was asked because she applies traditional Japanese folding and wrapping techniques with unique materials in modern design.
Date: 2013-10-24

''Stoelendans'' exhibition at CBK Amsterdam.


The exhibition ‘Stoelendans, 101 original chair concepts’, is a tribute to the chair. Stichting Zetel selected 101 special chairs and we are honored our spacer chair is one of them. The spacer chair is made during the Dry Tech 3 project, in collaboration with the TU Delft Aerospace faculty, Droog Design and Next architects. Definitely take a look as it’s a colourful and unique overview, it will inspire you too!
Venue: CBK Amsterdam, Oranje-Vrijstaatkade 71, 1093 KS Amsterdam
Date: 2013-08-22 – 2013-10-06

Interactive elevator at the Transnatural Exhibition.

linking parts exhibition


changing identity collection



Samira Boon is invited by Fokkema partners Architects to become part of the multi-disciplinary team that conducts research into innovative applications of textiles in the interior. Renowned experts in the field of architecture, smart textiles and product design, gave feedback during the expert meeting December 2012. The results of this study will be presented by showing mock ups and samples on 4 April at the Textile Museum Tilburg. venue: TextielMuseum Tilburg
date: 2013/04/04

theaters tilburg

Samira Boon +  Next architectsインタビュー映像(ティルバーグシアターの共同コミッションワーク)。テキスタイルミュージアムで実際に開発されてゆく様子もみられます。「可動 式スクリーン」は白い糸と、暗闇で光る特殊繊維とでつくられ、コンサートホールの美しい照明が消えた後もなお幻想的な空気を醸しだします。

kia & hyundai workshop



tomo ni iki yo!

Japan got hit by a terrible disaster and the Japanese need their business more than ever. Therefore we announce that 100% of our profit on the Japan produced furoshiki shiki will be transferred to the JAPANESE RED CROSS. This applies to all products ordered directly at SAMIRA BOON (distributors and shops only) or orders made at the webshop of GOODS.

until 17 april 2011

folding exhibition

“Folding” 展 Kim Sang Kyu 氏とJoanna Van der Zande氏とサミラブーンはアムステルダムのプラットフォーム21で発表された展覧会のキューレーションをしています。
日時:2011年6月1日— 6月30日

CJ assignment

韓国の食品企業Cheil Jedang社はサミラブーンに製品のデザイン依頼をしました。結果は商品が発表された際にお知らせいたします。

permanent collection


最近のエキシビション” WHY OLD FASHIONED ー伝統的な技術を絡み合わせる” という展覧会でも出展されています。

waffle sleeve release

Our waffle sleeves are released in Japan: after a major transformation mori art and design shop in roppongi hills is the first shop to carry the waffle sleeves.
roppongi hills art & design store
16 02 2011

group exhibition

“Behind the Scenes” 展はティルブルグ市テキスタイル美術館のグループ展です。2009年のテキスタイルラボで発表されたプロジェクトの中で一番革新的で、興味深い作品を特集した展示となっています。

lecture in Seoul


new: Ipad cover


100% summerdesign


shanghai shop