Tine De Ruysser

Tine De Ruysser was one of the first to create a real‐world application for tessellating folding patterns by inventing a novel textile-metal laminate for the creation of jewellery and objects during her MA at the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London. This achievement persuaded the British Arts and Humanities Research Council to finance the research project ‘Deployable Adaptive Structures’ at the department of Metalwork and Jewellery of the RCA. The collaborative project with the University of Bath employed a team of research staff at the RCA as well as Tine De Ruysser as a PhD student to find alternative applications for this folding material. Her PhD Thesis ‘Wearable Metal Origami’ investigates how metallised folding textiles can be made in a variety of folding patterns and which design strategies can be used to turn these into wearable pieces. Since finishing her PhD in 2010 she has been a lecturer and an external examiner for research students in the UK and Belgium. She joined the MAD-faculty as a tutor in 2012. As an artist she takes part in exhibitions worldwide; her work has won several awards in the UK and Germany.