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Posts tagged as 'sheet metal'

'Crown' by Formfjord

How to perforate a metal sheet volume without using a costly 3D-laser cutter: Soon, during this year’s light+building in Frankfurt the Berlin based designers of Formfjord will present brand new prototypes of their newest extremely smart lighting project ‘Crown’. In fact this series of pendant lights is producible with more or less common tools. Plane sheet metal is laser cut and canted in the accordant angles. The volume accrues after putting together the two endings and fixing them with two tiny screws. The ribs are cramped by two discs on top. In order to avoid a complicated bicoloured powder coating the designers decided to use a filter which is magnetically fixed on the inside of the lamp shade and lets it shine in a decent colour – coated by light.


Find Formfjord at Hall 1.1, booth E46 G.

'Crown' by Formfjord

'Crown' by Formfjord

to the Formfjord profile @ Architonic

'Piegato' by Serafini

This flat pack shelf made from laser cut sheet metal was designed by the Berlin based designer Matthias Ries and showcased at this year’s imm cologne.


As ‘Piegato’ consists of one piece, the assembly and the bending-out of the angles and shelves by hand can be finished in a short period of time and can be easily handled by one person.

'Piegato' by Serafini

'Piegato' by Serafini

'Piegato' by Serafini

more Serafini products @ Architonic

'Alodia' by Todd Bracher for Cappellini

The Italian manufacturer Cappellini recently unveiled the new stool ‘ALODIA’ by the New York based designer Todd Bracher. The minimalist cantilever is made from metal tube and steel plate, seat cut by laser and black plastic feet. It comes in two heigths in matt varnished in white, anthracite, mustard, green and avio blue colours.

'Alodia' by Todd Bracher for Cappellini

'Alodia' by Todd Bracher for Cappellini

more Cappellini products @ Architonic

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X Collection by Michaël Bihain (BE)

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X Collection by Michaël Bihain

X Collection by Michaël Bihain

The X Collection by the Belgian Michaël Bihain is a series of folded metal furniture and accessories. The new table from this concept will soon be produced by Belgian manufacturer Feld.

X table by Michaël Bihain

X table by Michaël Bihain

X table by Michaël Bihain

X table by Michaël Bihain

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'Flamenco' by Johanna Körberg

'Flamenco' by Johanna Körberg

‘Flamenco’ is the master project of the Swedish designer Johanna Körberg, who graduated from Konstfack recently. The sculptural pendant light made from folded sheet metal was exhibited at the [d3] contest at his year’s imm cologne.

'Flamenco' by Johanna Kröberg

'Flamenco' by Johanna Körberg

'Flamenco' by Johanna Kröberg

'Flamenco' by Johanna Körberg

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Architonic Concept Space III by Oskar Zieta

Architonic Concept Space III by Zieta Prozessdesign, photo by gee-ly

It is done.

After the last modifications and a tough production phase the new Architonic Concept Space designed by Oskar Zieta (Zieta Prozessdesign) was presented at this year’s imm cologne for the first time.

Architonic Concept Space III by Oskar Zieta, photo by gee-ly

Architonic Concept Space III by Zieta Prozessdesign, photo by gee-ly

The modular system, which consists of a number of identical and stackable geometrical spatial structures, is made up of inflated sections welded together robotically. A well-balanced equilibrium of traction and pressure forces gives the structures maximum stability. By arranging the assymatrical modules in different positions a space is created whose structural order seems to be unrepoducible but rhythmical at the same time.

Architonic Concept Space III by Oskar Zieta, photo by gee-ly

Architonic Concept Space III by Zieta Prozessdesign, photo by gee-ly

Zieta’s so called FiDU (Freie InnenDruck Umformung) technology is in many respects an especially economical process. In contrast to injection moulding, hydroforming or extrusion, all of which require elaborate and costly machines and moulds, all that FiDU needs is a die plate and a robot welder.

This year’s Architonic Concept Space III provides Oskar Zieta and his team with a platform for implementing an architectural project with this new technology for the first time.

Architonic Concept Space III by Zieta Prozessdesign, photo by gee-ly

Architonic Concept Space III by Zieta Prozessdesign, photo by gee-ly

Thanks to our partner and sponsor Andreas Messerli Kommunikation im Raum (project management, exhibition building and logistics) for assembling the Architonic Concept Space III.

to the ‘Making Of Architonic Concept Space’ Part I

to the ‘Making Of Architonic Concept Space’ Part II

to the Zieta Prozessdesign website

to the gee-ly website

to the Messerli website

Prototype, 1:1 scale

Prototype, 1:1 scale

The final design has been ready since the New Year, and production began one week ago. Architonic Concept Space III, designed by Oskar Zieta (Zieta Prozessdesign) and the CAAD faculty at the ETH Zurich will be celebrating its premiere to coincide with the opening of this year’s imm cologne on 19 January. In the second part of our ‘Making of’ report we would like to provide you with a few more insights into the manufacturing process.

Building the final prototype

Building the final prototype

It has to be modular and adaptable to varying stand sizes, easy to set up and dismantle time and time again, convenient to transport on a single truck etc. – this was the challenging briefing for the Architonic Concept Space. For Zieta it was an ideal opportunity to offer an initial demonstration of the versatility of his FiDU (Freie InnenDruck Umformung) light construction technique in an architectural context. This highly flexible technology, in which precision-cut and welded sheet metal sections are blown up under high pressure to form three-dimensional shapes, could almost have been created specially for this demanding task.

Knot

Knot

The result is a modular structure consisting of identical, inflated sheet metal modules. Depending on the stand size they can be placed next to one another, behind one another and even on top of one another. The core of the entire construction is the connecting points which bind the whole structure and distribute the forces involved across the supports and cross members, stabilising it in all directions.

continue article @ Architonic

'Townhouse Lamp' by Fries & Zumbühl

'Townhouse Lamp' by Fries & Zumbühl

The Swiss designers Fries & Zumbühl recently presented the ‘Townhouse Lamp’, one of their newest creations. Thanks to its crystal- shape it stands in different positions for direct and indirect light. It is made of sheet metal and acrylic glass.

'Townhouse Lamp' by Fries & Zumbühl

'Townhouse Lamp' by Fries & Zumbühl

'Townhouse Lamp' by Fries & Zumbühl

'Townhouse Lamp' by Fries & Zumbühl

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