michiel cornelissen interlocks 3D printed zoom lampshade michiel cornelissen interlocks 3D printed zoom lampshade
apr 18, 2014

michiel cornelissen interlocks 3D printed zoom lampshade

michiel cornelissen interlocks 3D printed zoom lampshade
all images courtesy of michiel cornelissen




‘zoom’ by utrecht-based designer michiel cornelissen is a fold-out, 3D printed lampshade that is made from hundreds of interlocking elements. using generative computer software, the programmable object uses a structure that is created from repeating elements, and then bound together through a series of connecting spirals. the 3D printing process enables the pentagonal-shaped lampshade to be manufactured as a flat item. the piece can be completely assembled and folded in a flexible textile-like manner, while still maintaining its form as a rigid product.



‘3d printed zoom lampshade’
video courtesy of michiel cornelissen


dyed polyamide lampshades


white polyamide lampshades


material detail


zoom in its folded state


zoom moiré





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