Ornament, Construction and architectual function in one
Sector Product; Outoor Lighting
Material Powdercoated steel
Soft steel started from a research into the Expanded metal production process.
Expanded metal production process:
'Flat sheets of metal are perforated and pressed in a systemetic pattern to create a metal mesh. Super efficient in production and material use'.
I tryed to redefine this technique onto metal tubes with an iregular desigend pattern. Soft steel outdoor light is one design example where a simple metal tube has been lasercut and expanded by a single contra-mould to create efficient, organic and true to nature shapes.
Immagine this on architectual scale to expand tubes into street lights!!!
We are currently working on this....