A concrete exploration using 3D printed molds with a goal to see how delicate, detailed and finite concrete can get while still being structurally rigid. Ultimately the focus was to create a piece of furniture that embodies an optimal balance of delicateness in form and strength in dentistry. Using 3D printing as a new way to realize concrete through its ability to make molds, we have been interested in pushing the concretes’ natural limitation through fine geometries. It has become more common to use CNC technology and now 3D printing to realize repeatable one of a kind forms that challenges what is can and cannot be done. Our explorations are geared toward the understanding the minimal threshold of form while still retaining its full inherent capacity of strength. Standard FDM prints create 23 pieces of PLA plastic molds that fasten together to create a large 5ft investment mold able to withstand up to 200 lbs of unreinforced Ultra High Performance Concrete. The order of which the pieces were assembled played a huge roll in how well the pieces aggregated together. Even with absolute printing precision, the plastic can crack, warp and often create uneven surfaces that require a lot of post process work to full function as a water tight mold for concrete especially when put onto a vibration surface. Concrete was fed into 10 legs that start from 3 major openings and flow down.
This lamp was designed for a Kickstarter Prize for the Glade Pinecone Treehouse. Similar to the fully suspended structure, it was also designed to hang from a ceiling on just the electrical chord free of any additional structure. The lamp consists of 48 1/8”cherry plywood petals were laser cut and inserted into a radiating frame that parallels the internal light fixture for a subtle effect while also allowing for heat to escape the cavity.
Stool Design for the new Nespresso Prelude Café & Bar at Lincoln Center
Fabrication by Digifabshop
This lamp was a study of surface porosity using a standard light bulb. The 3D printed shade sits at a specific distance from the light source in order to create organic light patterns within the space while also filtering a sufficient amount of light. The twisting pores of varying sizes create unique compositions of porosity designed for the designated areas they face within the client’s living room. This effect of varying levels of light is especially noticeable as you walk around the lamp.
Price and custom designs available upon request.
Slice Lab was part of the 2015 Autodesk Residency Program at Pier 9. During our stay there, we focused mainly on pushing the limits of the 3D printing capabilities within the Jewelry making process using the Autodesk Ember 3D Printer. During that period, we developed 4 jewelry collections inspired by the suspended weightlessness of delicate marine life. After studying the motion patterns of sea creatures, we captured and designed digital forms that were then actualized by the printer. The prints were used to create silver casts for the final products that were then polished and finished to create a stunning suite of jewelry pieces.
This 19" x 9" nylon lamp shade is designed around surface treatment with a gold plated reinforcing steel ring cap. The main body is 3D printed with a very minimal wall thickness and the overall density of the repeating pattern give this large lamp shade ample durability for impact and heat. The design is our modern take on a using geometric patterns that expand over a surface while still paying homage to the antique lamp shade profile.
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This chair was a personal project for being able to sit, rock and move easily around in the many parks found throughout the city of San Francisco. This chair was laser cut with 3/4" birch plywood with a threaded hollow steel rod assembly. The truss like geometry within and its overall material weight make this seat very durable while still supporting a very comfortable profile.
The ‘Kicks. Rule. Everything. Around. Me.’ was created for the Kicksburgh 2009 Show. The sculpture was inspired by the U-N-I remix of the C.R.E.A.M. song by Wu-Tang Clan. The process behind the sculpture started by 3D scanning 5 pairs of sneakers. The sculptures were then CNC milled out of layered marine plywood.
Throughout our creation process, we are continuously exploring new modeling techniques. We like to reference existing architectural components as precedents. In this particular collection, we were inspired by facades comprised of mostly glazing systems such as spider glass. Using different linking methods, this collection takes on a chain mail style of connections that allows for a comfortable draping effect. SLS printing technology allows for nylon to be printed with unconnected interlocking pieces which is later released from the powder support, creating these single piece prints.
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Using free form design, this vase takes on bold bulging characteristics to draw attention within the Vase.The collared shirt inspired neck allows to visually follow the stemline into the water creating a provocative way to display the natural beauty of the flowers.
After looking at what the market offers in terms of free standing hangers and wall mounted hangers, the one recurring default that have found in them is that they all come to a point which causes the fabric of the coat to deform when sitting on the hanger.
In addition, hangers are usually placed in the entrance of a house / apartment, the area where most people drop their keys
For this project, we explored how to combine both rituals of hanging your clothes and emptying your pockets into one object.
Private client project.
Common impact injuries generally benefit from using icing to reduce overall swelling. This swelling occurs immediately after impact or strain. With time being a crucial component, the Steel Wrap allows for one to have quick access to cold relief. A standard 14 cube tray with regular freezer setting takes roughly 3 hours to make ice. The stainless steel has the ability get to that low temperature in roughly 20 mins. The steel doesn’t stay cold for long because of its high heat exchange rate, however it can provide the ample cooling time of 15-20 mins which is commonly the recommended time to reduce immediate swelling.
The shape is designed around hand ergonomics so to be able to fit in all position variations necessary. These modular measurements can be used to fit nearly any contortion of the body. The rubber housing has three different sizes which can be used interchangeable to fit multiple purposes. The rubber strips can flex on all axis and can be stretched in any direction.
This collection speaks to the subtle dynamics of the interlocking structure of architectural X brace connections found on facade designs. Using alternating linking methods, a chain mail style of connections allows for a comfortable draping effect. SLS printing technology allows for nylon to be printed with unconnected interlocking pieces which is later released from the powder support, creating these single piece prints.
The simplicity of twisted ellipsoidal links creates this dynamic design to drape elegantly around one’s neck. SLS Printing technology allows for Nylon to be printed with unconnected interlocking pieces which is later released from the powder support, creating these single piece prints.
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Our client was very admit about her interest in creating a vase that was designed around non traditional more delicate flowers for her small kitchen counter. As we share a commonality in that we both are wine lovers, we decided on the idea of aeration as a form driving concept. Synonymous to this process of circulating air through liquid, we were interested in designing a vase that spoke to principle of opening up to take a breath. The vase contains many pores that twist and face vertically to allow for a multitude of flower sizes to be placed within these holes. The intention was to allow for unique arrangements that could be places all around the outside surface of the vase, not just within the neck.
Price and Custom Designs available upon request.