Superform: A Growth of a Structure
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What if we could grow a chair? Raw materials are drilled out of the earth and used up at an ever increasing rate. How will humans manufacture in the future with scarce resource or a life on a different planet?
Inspired by the natural process of crystal growth, supersaturation and supercooling, the possibilities of growing a chair was explored. The Supersaturation Chair was designed through an iterative experimental approach of understanding the chemical and physical characteristics of crystals and material properties which best aid its growth. A sheet of fabric was left submerged within a supersaturated solution of copper sulphate to initiate the crystallisation process.
Project for at IDE Royal College of Art
Location - London, UK
Project Type - Self Initiated
Designer - Yuki Machida
Various - Copper Sulphate/Branches/Fabric
Year: 2012 | Duration: 4 weeks
Jessica Hymas for the book on crystal growth!
Supersaturation - Structural Growth
PlayPod - Future Transport/Cities
FoodChar - Carbon Negative
Kumo Homes - Affordable Living
Murr-ma - Amphibious Prosthesis
REACH - Force Assistive Grament
Project Anima - Second Skin
yuki (at) yukimachida.com
© Yuki Machida 2015