Hot Wire Extensions is a young sustainable design brand lead by Swiss designer and material researcher Fabio Hendry.
Fostering material innovation and experimental engineering, Hot Wire Extensions presents an innovative manufacturing process, applied to a range of products, furniture, installations and special commissions. The process was developed as a response to the changing material landscape, critically analysing and questioning the consequences of technical innovation. Using waste SLS 3D nylon powder, a material that is currently not recycled, and inspired by the way a vine grows around a tree, a nichrome wire is shaped and placed within a container filled with nylon powder and silica sand. An electric current is sent through the wire, causing the mixture to solidify around the form leading to endless possibilities in shape, scale and application. Pieces are defined by the process’ unique organic bone-like aesthetic and characterised by the mindful exploration of material landscapes.
Rado Star Prize Switzerland for Young Talents 2019 nominee