giulio iacchetti fashions surfboards after marine animals giulio iacchetti fashions surfboards after marine animals
mar 28, 2014

giulio iacchetti fashions surfboards after marine animals

giulio iacchetti fashions surfboards after marine animals
all photos by max rommel

 

 

 

‘surfph-o-morph’ is the result of a collaboration between italian designer giulio iacchetti and francesco a. fiorentio of surfer’s den. the three surfboards draw their shapes from marine animals: a killer whale, dolphin and shark, for which they are eponymously-named. in addition, the skegs are each fashioned in a way that remains faithful to the actual fins of the wildlife they reference. the deck is formed through 3D processing using EPS blank shaping and coated in epoxy resin. the ‘surfph-o-morph’ project is being shown as part of the fuorisalone program of milan design week 2014.

 

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guilio iacchetti surfboard designs for surfer’s den draw formal references from a whale, dolphin and shark

 

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nose of ‘orca’

 

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skeg of ‘orca’

 

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‘orca’ – from whale to surfboard

 

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‘delfino’ – from dolphin to surfboard

 

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‘squalo’ – from shark to surfboard

 

  • ok absolutely stunning but in there exactness to natural form they also more perfectly represent the prey of sharks!!!
    I am quite sure that the silhouette created is exactly the target of sharks.

    Charmain Giuliani says:
  • suicide surfboard…adopts a natural figure (good), which happens to look exactly like shark prey (bad)

    Timon says:
  • Who cares about form! How will this improve the surfing experience.

    Kelly Schlater says:
  • These boards aren’t for surfers — they’re for faux surfers, people who put one on display (or want one for a photo shoot). And by the way sharks, while they do have excellent eyesight, do not attack orcas or dolphins: it’s the other way round.

    Mort d'Urban says:
  • great, turns surfers into shark bait… just what they need

    ashley says:
  • It seems that surfers are already being bitten on the current shape of boards. So why hate? I also agree with the theory from Mort, sharks don’t attack dolphins or whales…again, it’s a good theory.

    MGM says:

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