dominik raskin designs rug using flexible stone veneer
 
dominik raskin designs rug using flexible stone veneer
dec 21, 2015

dominik raskin designs rug using flexible stone veneer

dominik raskin designs rug using flexible stone veneer
(above) detail of stone veneer
all images courtesy of dominik raskin

 

 

 

belgium-born and mumbai-based designer, architect, and lecturer dominik raskin has been working with 3D modeling and 3D printing for quite some time now. his work brings into the tangible world objects that have a computer origin and shape. to create the ‘stone rug’, he referenced low poly art style, a method pretty popular around the web that was originally a 3D modeling technique that achieved fast render speed thanks to its polygonal resolution.

dominik raskin stone rug
valleys and mountains are formed when the rug is folded

 

 

 

the ‘stone rug’ is made of a stone veneer which is a combination of a very thin stone layer with a fiberglass backing. this mixture makes for a strong and durable material, while maintaining the natural surface properties of a soft stone. for the rug, the veneer is laser cut and later on pasted into a cotton textile. the result is a surprising effect of geometric rock deformations with a natural topography created by the textile when folded.

dominik raskin stone rug
the rug has a slightly rough surface texture 

dominik raskin stone rug
stone rug has durable characteristics

dominik raskin stone rug
the stone rug can transform in endless forms when played with

dominik raskin stone rug
black stone rug, single fold

dominik raskin stone rug
black stone rug with multiple folds

 

 

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: juliana neira | designboom

  • A bit too small but attractive flat and fabulous bunched up.

    Todd Friedlander

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