16 Jul 2014 - 10:14 am

Industrial designer Yann Mathys won a Swiss Design Award for his Reverso “space separation system.” Appearing to be a mesh curtain, the room divider’s fish-like skin reacts to the touch of a palm gliding over it.
“The frame was cut and stretched to be able to manipulate the scales with hand or squeegee,”
says Mathys. “Scales react differently to light depending on their position.”

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