manuel chichorro designs translucent hiveboard
manuel chichorro designs translucent hiveboard manuel chichorro designs translucent hiveboard
nov 07, 2016

manuel chichorro designs translucent hiveboard


developed once again as part of his master’s degree in ECAL during this current year, product designer manuel chichorro reveals the hiveboard — a long lasting surfboard with great mechanical properties and durability. 

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the product was developed — at its core — to offer great resistance, flexibility and performance for the surfers



after an extensive research looking at alternative solutions for the construction of surfboards, manuel chichorro worked alongside koroyd — a product engineering company that introduced a plastic-extruded material with high resistance to compression and great flexibility. the project was also executed with the support of spo surfboards — where chichorro tested the product’s structure and use.

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prototype of the hiveboard in the making, at spo surfboards



the hiveboard developed during the designer’s masters at ECAL is a durable product made out of a non soaking polymer that allows the user to fix the board when broken, with no damage to its core. in other words, the surfboard can easily be drained and glassed again. owing to its hollow construction, natural light can easily pass through the surface and create a translucent effect when the board is being used.

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texture detail of the board: where the carbon rails meet the hive koroyd structure

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overview of the sufboard and its translucent white surface

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sketches and development drawings by manuel chichorro for the hiveboard design and construction



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edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom



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