By: Unfold, 2016
Material: Bronze and wood
Technology: Stereolithography & investment casting casting (support), CNC milling (tabletop)
Manufactured by: Materialise / Factum Arte

For project Skafaldo, Unfold used specialized 3D Printing software to generate support structure for their designs. This elaborate structure was recast in bronze and integrated with a fully handmade glass bowl. In this manner, the piece explores the relationship between traditional manufacturing and technological innovation.

Claire Warnier & Dries Verbruggen / Unfold:

What is the role of the designer and how is it changing in a time when design and manufacturing become increasingly more digitized? This question is key to understanding the work of design studio Unfold. The studio, founded in 2002 by Claire Warnier and Dries Verbruggen after they graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven, develops projects that investigate new ways of creating, manufacturing, financing and distributing in a changing context. A context in which we see a merging of aspects of the pre-industrial craft economy with high tech industrial production methods and digital communication networks. A context that has the potential to shift power, from industrial producers and those regulating infrastructure to the individual designer and the consumer.