Archive for December, 2011
On November 30th, we posted our schematic proposal for the Oyster Road Case. Since then, we have developed a working parametric form with our collaborators Studio Kimiis. Following the completion of a foam prototype we CNC – milled the design onto a piece of 2500-4000 year-old redwood burl (see video below). This is the first time that we have applied digital tooling methods to antique material and we are very happy with how the two complement each other. Over the next few weeks we will treat and finish the wood; install the stainless steel hardware and then deliver the case to the Neptuno Oysters. Stay tuned for images of the finished product.
We are currently developing an experimental retail concept with our collaborators Kimiis that places a unique emphasis on the reproduction of a material effect over the reproduction of an artifact (i.e. chair, table etc..). Kimiis explains that:
“manufacturing material effects is a research based exploration into material characteristics (density, machinability, light transmission, etc.) which are enhanced through fabrication processes, via the development and refinement of technique. Here, subtractive fabrication strategies are conceptually inverted to become additive strategies. Sophisticated CNC tooling protocols layered together uncover an elegant simplicity of form.”
Over the next few months, we will be experimenting with different material effects and how they can be applied to the built environment. For information about our collaborative work with Kimiis, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Making of . . .12/06/11
A Table & Bench12/03/11
The table and bench are recent commissions built for a newly renovated house in downtown Toronto. The owners completely transformed the interior into a simple and elegant contemporary space that we drew easy inspiration from.
The reclaimed white oak table top is 1 3/4″ thick and spans 9′ between two custom steel legs. We designed our legs as ribbons that allow the passage of light and material. The bench is an all-steel structure with a single band of white oak trim that we made using off-cuts from the table construction. The inset cushions are upholstered in vinyl and are filled with a dense foam that helps to keep their orthogonal shape.
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