Introducing Panel, by Yi-Cong Lu
Panel is a multi-purpose, mobile object. Depending on its orientation - standing, lying or hanging - it becomes a partition, a table, or a roof.
With each new position and function, its appearance and meaning within the room changes.
Chuck by Natascha Harra-Frischkorn
I love this wonderful shelving idea however unfortunately for myself and every one of us it’s not in production and is only a concept. It’s made out of 6 thin planks of wood, and each plank is so thin it flexes and bends as you place books on them. I’ve embedded a video demonstration below which is well worth checking out.
Size: 250 x 250 x 82mm
The Chrysanthemum centrepiece is a reversible design that can function as either a bowl or a candle holder, depending on which side of the design faces upwards.
The centrepiece reflects my passion for the textures, shapes and patterns found in nature. I especially like to interpret those objects that have a repetitive mathematically founded pattern. Some objects are immediately recognisable, such as the Chrysanthemum, others are more abstract. Direct 3-dimensional manufacturing methods, such as selective laser sintering (SLS) used to create the Chrysanthemum allows me to design intricate textures and objects. These textures and objects would have been impossible to execute by hand, yet the centrepiece still retains the beauty and tactile feeling of a natural object.
The Chrysanthemum is directly manufactured with the EOS P380 using the PA2200 polyamide material.
What is the future of creativity, manufacturing, and design? How is the Shapeways community and 3D Printing enabling everyone to make their ideas real?
“It was this real desire to make real things…” explains Peter Knocke of Brooklyn-based GothamSmith, a four friend team who are “taking the benefits of digital and applying it to the physical world for something that’s new and interesting.” Carl Collins and Peter share how they stumbled into designing popular 3D Printed cufflinks and jewelry.
This is the third in our series of films about 3D printing, our creative community, and how this incredible technology is changing all of our lives.
Sony Music Timeline
Celebrating 125 years of musical history and covering almost 150 square meters of wall space, London based designer, Alex Fawkes, has produced this awesome typographic wall for Sony’s Derry Street headquarters in London.
Comprised of 54, two meter tall panels of vinyl lettering, it features almost 1000 of the label’s artists from 1887 to the present day. From ACDC to Wham!
It fills a mezzanine walkway and is visible from the cafeteria beneath, reminding me of the CBS typographic wall (See ‘Gastrotypographicalassemblage’) by Lou Dorfsman and Herb Lubalin in the 1960s.