This research project has been an on-going collaboration which has resulted in a unique approach to structural optimization and material performance analysis of furniture and product design.
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With current developments in analytic + parametric design software and the tools available to designers, the idea of mass-customization in large scale production has had a new definition. Our research and studies in the high-performance design and manufacturing of furniture has been an interesting look into the practical aspect of today’s methodology of design, prototyping and production.
The Vessel Chair by Fishtnk became a case study for this research. The outcome is developed as a malleable algorithm to be applied to different disciplines for material and structural optimization on the principals of mass-customization. The latest production and the most celebrated piece from this collection was the Cortical Chair, launched in January of 2012. (See images below)