studio TOOJ displays 3D printed blue sand table at milan design week 2024

studio TOOJ displays 3D printed blue sand table at milan design week 2024

Studio TOOJ showcases at Alcova during Milan Design Week 2024

 

Studio TOOJ presents its collection at Alcova during Milan Design Week 2024, featuring a range of furniture pieces that challenge traditional Scandinavian design aesthetics. The Swedish design studio, co-founded by Johan Wilén and Ashley Chong, showcased its work against the backdrop of the iconic Villa Borsani, creating a striking contrast between the contemporary designs and the modernist architecture envisioned by architect and Tecno furniture brand co-founder Osvaldo Borsani.

 

The highlight of the exhibit was the Contourage blue console table, designed by Wilén. Contrary to its wood-like appearance, the table was 3D printed in one piece using sand, demonstrating innovative use of 3D printing technology and quartz sand in collaboration with German creative manufacturer Sandhelden.

studio TOOJ displays 3D printed blue sand table at milan design week 2024
all images by Sean Hammett

 

 

furniture pieces feature organic forms and textured surfaces

 

Organic forms and textured surfaces shape the Contourage blue console table. The table is created through a binder jetting process that takes 24 hours, using renewable sources such as corn husks, rice hulls, and sugar cane for the furan-based binders. Skilled artisans meticulously finish the piece while preserving its distinctive sand texture.

 

In addition to the Contourage table, Studio TOOJ presented wood and stone collectible design collections that combined artistry and craftsmanship. These works highlighted the studio’s focus on merging sophistication with bold design elements, offering a fresh perspective on Scandinavian design.

studio TOOJ displays 3D printed blue sand table at milan design week 2024
Studio TOOJ showcases its furniture collection at Alcova during Milan Design Week 2024

studio TOOJ displays 3D printed blue sand table at milan design week 2024
despite its wood-like appearance, the Contourage table is 3D printed using sand

studio TOOJ displays 3D printed blue sand table at milan design week 2024
binder jetting technology uses renewable sources like corn husks and rice hulls

studio TOOJ displays 3D printed blue sand table at milan design week 2024
skilled artisans finish the Contourage table while preserving its sand texture

studio TOOJ displays 3D printed blue sand table at milan design week 2024
Dripotlé side table by T.Woon in mahogany wood is set against the iconic Villa Borsani’s flooring

studio TOOJ displays 3D printed blue sand table at milan design week 2024
the studio’s wood and stone collections blend artistry and craftsmanship

studio TOOJ displays 3D printed blue sand table at milan design week 2024
Ruffles Mirror by Johan Wilén reveal Studio TOOJ’s exploration of materiality and form

studio TOOJ displays 3D printed blue sand table at milan design week 2024
unique curved forms shape Departed side table by Johan Wilén in Rosso Francia marble from France

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Studio TOOJ’s work combines sophistication and bold design elements, offering a new take on Scandinavian design

 

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Hourglass pedestal by Johan Wilén in Verde Alpi marble from Italy
Hourglass pedestal by Johan Wilén in Verde Alpi marble from Italy
Hourglass pedestal by Johan Wilén in Verde Alpi marble from Italy
Hourglass pedestal by Johan Wilén in Verde Alpi marble from Italy
Hourglass pedestal by Johan Wilén in Verde Alpi marble from Italy
Hourglass pedestal by Johan Wilén in Verde Alpi marble from Italy
Ruffles Mirror by Johan Wilén
Ruffles Mirror by Johan Wilén
Stockholm-based Studio TOOJ founders and designers - Johan Wilén & Ashley Chong at Villa Borsani
Stockholm-based Studio TOOJ founders and designers - Johan Wilén & Ashley Chong at Villa Borsani

project info:

 

name: Studio TOOJ at Alcova Milan Design Week 2024 / Contourage 3D Printed Quartz Sand Console Table
designer: Studio TOOJ | @tooj_sthlm

founders and designers: Johan Wilén | @johanwilen – Ashley Chong | @t.woon.design

photography: Sean Hammett

 

 

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edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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