multithread: selective laser printing process by kram weisshaar
multithread: selective laser printing process by kram weisshaar
nov 04, 2012

multithread: selective laser printing process by kram weisshaar

‘multithread’ selective laser printing process by kram weisshaar




originally showcased in april during milano design week 2012, reed kram and clemens weisshaar of kram / weisshaar have sent designboom an exclusive video process of their selective laser melting (SLM) ‘multithread’ furniture series, as it currently sits on display during the 2012 istanbul design biennial.


by introducing a new paradigm of force-driven structures, the design of each piece of the collection begins with a set of horizontal surfaces positioned in space: table top, shelf, desk, etc., where a web of thin connecting bars is defined to support these surfaces. from this, custom software analyzes, modifies and paints the structure based on the forces passing through it. the final form and colour of each joint is a direct representation of the energy it supports.


the project is now part of the adhocracy show curated by joseph grima at the istanbul design biennial from october 13 to december 12, 2012 at the former galata greek primary school.  


‘multithread’ selective laser printing process by kram weisshaar


multithread: selective laser printing process by kram weisshaar detail of the three dimensionally printed table joints


multithread: selective laser printing process by kram weisshaar screen capture of the computer model process


multithread: selective laser printing process by kram weisshaar the ‘multithread desk’ for nilufar gallery


multithread: selective laser printing process by kram weisshaar

istanbul design biennial october 13th – december 12th, 2012

with the aim of underlining the importance of design for production, economy, cultural interaction and quality of life, the first istanbul design biennial will be realized in 2012 by istanbul foundation for culture and arts. istanbul design biennial will be open to all disciplines of the creative industries in major fields such as urban design, architecture, interior design, industrial design, graphic design, new media design and fashion design, as well as their subfields.

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