Emile De Visscher is a designer, engineer and design researcher who develops small scale innovative tools and machines using mechanical engineering, material sciences, design and performance.
Besides his design work, Emile De Visscher also has a writing and curating practice. He founded and is the head editor of an independent publication called Obliquite, and publishes essays regularly on his subject of research.
Emile De Visscher holds a mechanical engineering MA from UTC (France). He then studied at the RCA and Imperial College (London) with a double MA in the IDE program. After some work experience, he obtained a PhD at the SACRe practice-based doctoral program at PSL University, prepared at EnsAD. He is now a research associate (postdoc) at Matters of Activity EXC, Humboldt University Berlin.
A rapid petrification process, allowing to transform cellulose into stone
A mechanised nacre additive process, allowing to coat shapes as pearls
The Polyfloss Factory
A small scale plastic recycling machine based on the principle of candy-floss machines
An instant discharge method to create vascularture in biomaterials, inspired and intended for biomedical applications.
AU CHARBON - exposition au CID Grand Hornu, 2022
RADDAR 4 - Faux Fake, guest editor with LPP collective
Bacterial Cellulose - co-weaving with Bacteria, installation at Triennale XIII - Alchemic Lab
NDAO HANAVAO, La Magie du Collectif - Institut Français Madagascar
Énergies Communes, Resdiency at WoeLab - Lomé, Togo, w. Martin De Bie
The Polyfloss Factory in Madagascar for the project NDao Havanao
PhD Defense and exhibition at Musée des Arts et Métiers
Z33 goes Oblique exhibition curator at Milan Salone del Mobile 2016
Workshop "How It's Made" for Les Grands Ateliers de janvier, ESAD Orléans, FR
Graphic Intervention for the art and philosophy publication Oscillations n°3 - anticipation
Workshop with ENSAD presented in the exhibition Design/Invention at Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris, FR
The Polyfloss Factory at Saint Etienne Design Biennale 2015
Post-Caribone Exhibition at La Poste Headquarters, Paris, FR
Pearling at Carreau du Temple in the Sustainable Luxury show, by COAL project
Abu Dhabi Science Festival presents a Polyfloss workshop for kids
Pearling at ALIVE exhibition, Fondation EDF
Partenership with the Architectural Association School to insulate their campus
The Polyfloss Factory in WIRED UK
Waste Not Want It 3 - Bloomberg Headquarters
Pearling at Royal College of Art graduate show 2012
RCA Paradise exhibition at Milan Salone del Mobile 2012