The Clic furniture by Alexander Pelikan works without classical joints – as the onomatopoetic name describes, the furniture can be snapped in with a locking mechanism. This enables the combination of materials with very different physical qualities, such as glas and wood.
Detail view of chair’s pivot which is made using CNC bending technology
A young British-born Oslo-based product designer Thomas Jenkins of Studio Jenk has created this extremely reduced, folding café chair which he presented earlier in February 2012 at Stockholm Furniture Fair’s hall for independent designers and design schools, Greenhouse. (more…)
'MUIRYO' carries ten times its own weight, by Michael Kainhofer
This lightweight plywood table was created by the Austrian designer Michael Kainhofer. Using CNC-optimised production process the designer tried to use as less material as possible. The applied plywood is only a few millimeters thick, this limitation led to a construction principle which is similar to paper folding techniques.
The Paris-based studio NOCC presented their ‘Objects of Sound’ – a collection of objects consisting of a candle holder, a lampshade, and a vase, made of SLS polyamide. Each item takes its form from the graphic produced by a person’s voice pronouncing the name of the object – NOCC’s way to create customised accessories. Each object is as individual as a fingerprint.
The object's shapes depend on the customers's voice
The profile of the sound is shaped into a 3D form and becomes an object. By giving volume to the sound wave, the form becomes a piece that is used according to the word pronounced. A candle holder profile becomes a candle holder, a vase profile becomes a vase and a light profile becomes a light.
Candleholder by NOCC
Provided are examples of objects created from NOCC’s voices, but the underlying concept of Object of Sound is that each unique voice creates a unique and personal shape.
Object of Sound pieces are produced using rapid manufacturing technology. Thanks to this technology, every object can be produced individually. NOCC’s Object of Sound will be available at a forthcoming on-line store, Self-Studio.com
Since 2005 the architects Fabio Gramazio and Matthias Kohler lead the department of architecture and digital production at the ETH Zurich, specialising in the concept of ‚digital materiality‘, the linking of digital data with material and the resulting findings for design and production processes in architecture. The aim is to design digitally generated structural sections in original size via computer-controlled tools and robots in an application-specific way. This doesn‘t just improve efficiency but also creates greater design freedom, going well beyond the usual standards.
mTABLE by Fabio Gramazio and Mathias Kohler
mSHAPE is a parametric design project, founded by the two architects, which empowers people to affect the shape of a design object. mTABLE is the first mSHAPE product. It enables people to create their own table using the ordinary software of a mobile phone. The mTABLE is designed by sculpting a surface, choosing dimensions, materials and colours. These parameters are directly transmitted to the computer controlled production facility for the manufacturing of the custom designed mTABLE.
Frederik Roijé was born in the eastern part of the Netherlands. He graduated in 2001 from the renowned Design Academy in Eindhoven. Here his preference to interior products was already visible.
He now reveals his new work, a limited edition titled ‘SQUARES’: “It is a period in time that asks for reflection. We need to reinvent our being. ‘SQUARES’ is the reinvention of traditional furniture. Confusing objects waiting to be reflected.”
Chairs, seaters and even a life-size rocking horse, symbol of strength and beauty, have been designed. All pieces are made of wood using the latest CNC techniques, finished with durable coating. “Products have a habit of disappearing because of their functionality. I want to prevent this by giving products an additional value. This value is the story behind the product.”