A new language of lighting fixtures combine textiles and polymer in 3D printing
In collaboration with stratasys Ltd.
The project aims to create a new language of lighting fixtures that emphasize innovation, Three-dimensionality, and unique aesthetics while preserving the raw qualities of each material.
The lighting fixtures celebrate a relationship of contrast - soft versus hard, constructive versus flexibility, 3D versus 2D, and especially the advanced printing technology combined with simple and familiar textiles.
Project made in collaboration with stratasys Ltd. A company that manufactures and markets 3D printers, a leader in the development of 3D printers based on an advanced technology called POLYJET.
The project deals with a relationship between two materials, with the ultimate goal being to create added value that exists only thanks to this combination. Since each material has unique properties, I wanted to maintain its personal identity and be able to contribute its existing qualities to the total of the object created.
A relationship based on the value of contrast is the principle I chose to focus on in the work process.
Material contrast is expressed on two levels, one, the conceptual perception that includes a difference between our expectations of the material itself compared to the object obtained. And the second is a practical concept with contrasting properties such as volume versus flat, constructiveness versus flexibility, opacity versus transparency, etc.
For the role of the soft material in this relationship, I chose textiles. I have made various attempts to understand how I manage to extract from it its uniqueness. During this interrogation, I discovered the contrast I was looking for when I heated the textile to a melting level which caused the fibers to harden and become a hard polymer. From this, I deduced that the two materials I would work with would be elastic textiles combined with a hard polymer.
I tried different options in search of the way to connect these two materials, by default I chose to make the initial attempts at manual connections and as I continued to work I came to understand that using 3D printing technology can be the right way for connecting materials. I began to get to know the world of 3D printing so I can specialize in this technology.