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'rawtation' by adi zaffran weisler   'design for all' competition shorlisted revealed
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aug 24, 2010
'rawtation' by adi zaffran weisler 'design for all' competition shorlisted revealed


‘rawtation’ series

‘rawtation’ by adi zaffran weisler from israel is one of the 240 shortlisted entries from more than 5100 participants
in our recent designboom competition ‘design for all‘ in collaboration with seoul design fair 2010.

designer’s own words:
the aim of my project is to discover the fusion between the organic and
the industrial.
as I was learning the industrial process of plastic rotational molding
I discovered the potential
for combining raw organic elements in the
process. I tried creating a method where the meeting
point between the
organic and the synthetic is made by the rotational molding process
without
the need for cold joints or complex adjustments. the
manufacturing process uses pruned branches,
trunks and foliage combined
with plastic which creates the joints. I designed a number of molds
in
basic geometric shapes in which it is possible to insert trimmed
foliage of various kinds.
each time I used a different branch, bark or
plant, which each influence the shape of the final
object and create a
unique and personal object. the polyethylene and the raw organic
elements
are inserted to the metal mold, which is then heated and
cooled while rotating. the plastic forms
along the inner side of the
mold and firmly fastens together the organic elements, especially while
cooling and shrinking. from the manufacturing process a new esthetic
language is created out
of basic shapes and raw material. the result is
a set of table and stools
.’

stay tuned. the entire list of shortlisted entries from the ‘design for all’ competition will be revealed shortly.

stool


side table


stool

process work:


setting the legs into the mould


injecting polyethylene into the mould


rotating the mould


finished product


‘rawtation’ table

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