Textile Fabrications | Sheet metal design and digital fabrication

The series Textile Fabrications paired with experiments in textile design, photography and photograms is a first exploration of tectonics, techniques and technologies for the design of perforated sheet metal cladding elements. This design exploration of shadows and comfort involves digital fabrication with sheet metal. In a digital design and fabrication sequence thin metal sheets were manipulated into textile forms; they acquired softness and bended, were perforated to become porous and let in the light and air. And they were photographed together with the shadows they produced, revealing an aesthetic quality in creating a play of shadows. The shadow is linked to an object via a line and thus a permanent connection, a seam, exists between the two. Each two-dimensional material plane fashions an additional immaterial plane linked to it and, thus, a three-dimensional shaded space may be constructed from them.

Textile Fabrications | Sheet metal design and digital fabrication
Type: Design and fabrication of prototypes
Location: London, UK & Thessaloniki, Greece
Dates: January 2010
Fabrication: METALSO | CNC technology: TRUMPF