I want you to imagine a scene. You come home with a bundle of squished white fabric.
You plug it into the wall like a heating blanket. And within 10 minutes, you have a new chair.
into the ideal form of a self-deploying space antenna, designer Carl De Smet has been translating the
latticework of pop-up metal into “shape memory polymers”–cheaper plastics that can be smushed
for easy shipment, then popped back into their ”remembered” forms later.