Friday, June 24, 2005

Fluid form, frozen light

An interesting idea. FutureFactories, the product of a collaboration between the School of Design Technology at University of Huddersfield, UK, and their former Designer-in-Residence, Lionel Theodore Dean, conceptualizes using CAD and Rapid Prototyping technologies for what Dean calls the “mass individualisation” of a line of pendant lamps.

Using rapid prototyping techniques, it costs the same to produce similar parts as identical ones, so why produce two products the same?

Envisage a future with ’living‘ consumer products, forms that grow, change, and mutate on screen.

At any given moment a product may be frozen creating a unique design, digitally manufactured and delivered to the door.
Via Future Feeder by way of