michiel cornelissen interlocks 3D printed zoom lampshade
all images courtesy of michiel cornelissen
‘zoom’ by utrecht-based designer michiel cornelissen is a fold-out, 3D printed lampshade that is made from hundreds of interlocking elements. using generative computer software, the programmable object uses a structure that is created from repeating elements, and then bound together through a series of connecting spirals. the 3D printing process enables the pentagonal-shaped lampshade to be manufactured as a flat item. the piece can be completely assembled and folded in a flexible textile-like manner, while still maintaining its form as a rigid product.
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zoom in its folded state