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Soft Steel Garden light
Ornament, Construction and architectual function in one

 

Sector             Product; Outoor Lighting

Year                 2020

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....

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'Bridges always show exactly how they are constructed.

This is what I wanted to acchieve with SOFT STEEL''

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