Yesterday evening was the spring/summer 2008 fashion show of Hussein Chalayan in Paris. Of course I’m quite curious what he came up with this time … just remember his mechanical dress or his LED dress. SHOWstudio did a video shoot of his current collection: Readings, at the end there’s a small preview of his newest ‘technology’. Hopefully there will more online soon.
7 Laserdeck is project by Refill Magazine. They invited artists to design a skateboard deck with laser technology, I posted the one by Build a few days ago. It seems that laser design is on it’s way up!
Refill uploaded a lot of images of the project to flickr, the details are amazing. I want a laser machine!
Some time ago, I posted my favorite work by the artist Olafur Eliasson: Your Black Horizon.
I also showed you what’s possible with paper and laser etching: Paperlux.
Today it’s time to combine both: Your House.
Your House is a book with 454 laser cut pages showing you the negative space of Olafur Eliassons house. There are only 225 copies of this piece of art and it will cost you 3500 $.
Low seated armchair with single asymmetric arm rest. Laser cut from sheet aluminium and finished in cotton carpet.
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This table, Cinderella, by Jeroen Verhoeven (part of the design studio DEMAKERSVAN), is made of x layers of laser cut wood. Amazing.
Tjep is designstudio from The Netherlands.
For example, they made this award for the city of Amsterdam:
All digital communication can be reduced to code consisting of one’s and zero’s: on or off.
Code is an abstract concept for the final user, it is invisible and immaterial. This award is the representation of a three dimensional trophy that consists exclusively of one’s and zero’s, code has been used as visual language. The trophy that stands as icon for a special achievement, appears in a stream of information, frozen in a massive block of crystal glass. De award was made using computer and laser technology, engraved inside the glass, and could never have been made without ICT.
An other project of them is this lamp.
The machine is programmed to apply decorations,
Oops, something goes wrong…
The machine just wont stop.
As chaos takes over,
Destruction becomes beauty.
The lamp designs are made of laser etched veneer which comes in three models. The laser was set to apply three independent overlapping patterns, the first is based on a traditional baroque wallpaper, the second is a sixties pattern and the third is an illustrative butterfly pattern. As the laser operates, it goes deeper and deeper into the material, until it reaches a point where it is actually causing destruction instead of applying decoration. When should the laser stop? Until when does it ad to the beauty of the object? The most expensive lamp is the one that has been “treated” the longest by the laser, as operation minutes are costly with such high end technology.