embossed aluminum sheets form reptilian silver cloak by kenta yoshizawa

embossed aluminum sheets form reptilian silver cloak by kenta yoshizawa

‘silver cloak’ presented at the 4th edition COMPOSITION exhibition

 

Kenta Yoshizawa presents his latest work the ‘Silver Cloak’, made entirely from aluminum sheets and large enough to cover a person, at the 4th edition COMPOSITION exhibition, by Japanese designer Kairi Eguchi. In accordance with the exhibition’s main theme, ‘Silver to White Ratio’, Yoshizawa embossed his silver cloak with 988 rectangles of various sizes according to a pattern derived from the silver ratio of 1:√2. 

 

According to Yoshizawa, ‘The majority of the buildings, products, and paintings in the world utilize the silver ratio in their planning and design. However, as a whole, these are but a small fraction of the many ways the silver ratio can be employed.’ As a result, he aimed to showcase the different ways the silver ratio can be employed. 

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the ‘Silver Cloak’ that is large enough to cover a person

all images courtesy of Kairi Eguchi

 

 

988 etched aluminum rectangles create a reptilian skin look

 

Designer Kenta Yoshizawa created a pattern based on the silver ratio with 988 etched rectangles of aluminum that created an organic look similar to reptilian skin. Furthermore, using a wooden mold, he created a pattern and then embossed each rectangle from the mold onto the aluminum sheets, which resulted in a large strong and flexible cloak. The biomimicry achieved by the pattern highlights the similarities between the silver ratio and living organisms and proposes new dimensions for the silver ratio to be used. 

 

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‘reptilian’ skin appearance shown on the flattened aluminum cloak

 

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close-up detail of the cloak

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light captures the intricate lines that create the pattern

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wrapped up cloak

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flexibile aluminum allows for various shape configurations

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wrapped in the cloak

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the wooden mold used for embossing

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close-up of the wooden molds

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placement of the aluminum over the wooden mold to be embossed

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the result of embossing the aluminum fro the wooden mold

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embossing process

image by Kenta Yoshizawa

 

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project info:

 

name: Silver Cloak
designer:  Kenta Yoshizawa

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: zaha mango | designboom

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