Monday, 15 November 2010

3D Skecthes on TRANSFORMATION

3D sketches on furniture designs that have more than one step of transformation. This gives the user an option to chose what they would like to do with their surroundings by either leaving it an open space or by using it as a lounge area. This is possible because he desings are made to stay flat on the surface or can be pulled up i order to sit or lean on. 

These 3D sketches can also be used on a wall to segregate areas instead of on the floor to create seating.

Here are a few of the rough 3D sketches that show thought process and development,



Learn which shapes bend well together to create a full form that can be used for multiple seats. Ideal for public social areas. E.g. Gallery space that at times needs to be flat for space and at other times needs to have more seating areas so it can be transforms from a floor to multiple seats.

The morph chair with multiple  Velcro patches that enables the user to bend twist and attach it in anyway they feel most comfortable.
 
Carpets that can be pulled up from the ground and leaned against. Ideal for casual lounge areas such as TV rooms or family and friends lounge rooms.

 

Something a little bit different that doesn't transform but ca be used for a variety of surfaces and in a diverse range of contexts,

Simple and affective!

 

Sunday, 18 April 2010

ARMOUR


These are a few samples of chairs that i have created around the world Armour. The designs derived from the idea of having an exterior Armour that transforms into another shape. The metamorphosis in this project was interesting because I got to see how different plastics react to heat given a different timing and temperature for each sample. The movement that was created as the plastics melted was mesmerizing and the end results were unpredictable.

Through trial and error I discovered that its best to wrap string around the plastics while they are on the metal sculptures (that made the chair shape) so that the plastic doesn't rise up and lose form as it melts.  


Sculpting wire for base structure of chairs




The palstic sheets tightens around the hottest areas on the metal base




Plastic sheets tend to rise up when heated so its best to hold it down with string

 Form of synthetic mesh after its heated place it somewhere cool and the plastic will fall straight off. If some pieces are held down simply cut them off, melting it further will only cause it to shrink.



 
 The different colours of the straws create a wet look as the colours dissolves into one another.




 Most successful form because it was tied down tightly around the shape of the base structure and none of the thread got caught between the thread. The transparent chair!