Studio Adaptive Skins was founded in 2018 by designer Jef Montes. Adaptive skins is a textile architecture studio based in Arnhem with a strong focus on responsive materials. A new approach on creating shape within the materials rather than cutting patterns out of 2D fabric. The materials are applied on the human skin but also connected to the structure of a building and interior. Responsive to the human and its surrounding the textiles improve the function and experience of: body, light, energy, areas, acoustics and climate. The studio has its own signature projects that are focused on: wearable designs, high fashion and material installations. Next to that the studio also offers a wide spectrum of adaptive textiles and services to other companies. Sustainability and upcycling are an important starting point. No waste is the norm. Finding new ways to recreate the production system is constantly researched. Illusion, shape and transformation play an essential factor in the design development. The materials are non seasonal and keep on expanding. Everything starts with a rectangle that afterwards unravels into 3D shapes. It’s a natural ongoing process. - Jef Montes {-} ”I see clothing and materials as living architecture. Adapting to the environment. Organic and emotional.”