This year, Jordy Canudas, Andrew Haythornethwaite and Core77 contributor Shai Akram, three parts of loose studio collective Okay Studio, presented You're Getting on My Nurbs at the Lago Appartamaneto in Brera. The furniture plays on the idea of point-based deformable surfaces (also called, as we're sure all you designer types know, NURBS). Instead of deforming a surface in the computer with clicks of a mouse, the studio took this approach to real, physical space, pushing and pulling a sheet of heated Corian to create a comfortable shape.
The process is not so different from the one on your computer screen, just a tad more aggressive, maybe. A sheet of Corian is sublimation-printed with a grid, and selected points are turnbuckled and pressed into the desired shape.
More photos after the jump.
And, some process shots:
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