Formed by a combination of digitally controlled and manual processes, this work can decorate a wall as well as a table. A CNC router cuts the pattern I designed, guiding the manual deformation of the aluminium composite material into a 3d form. This material is lightweight, durable and colourfast, all qualities that make them ideal for creating lasting individually designed works.
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Tags: anu, art, brian, calypso lounge, canberra, cinnamon lee, craft, de sign ed, de sign ed 2, design, designed, designed 2, designer, designer/maker, education, exhibition, gilbert, henry pilcher, jam factory, jon goulder, maker, parks, riedelbauch, school of art
This exciting exhibition will be opening on Thursday 2 August at the School of Art gallery in Canberra at the Australian National University. The opener will be Brian Parks, director Jam Factory in Adelaide.
Works by the following designer/makers are presented in this show:
Elliot Bastianon, furniture
Sean Booth, metal
Simon Cottrell, metal
Cesar Cueva, metal
Janet DeBoos, ceramics
Nadège Desgenètez, glass
Ashley Eriksmoen, furniture
Robert Foster, lights
Jon Goulder, furniture
Megan Jackson, textile
Johannes Kuhnen, metal
Cinnamon Lee, metal
Rohan Nicol, lights
Henry Pilcher, lights
Phoebe Porter, metal
Gilbert Riedelbauch, metal
Blanche Tilden, metal/glass
Annie Trevillian, textile
Henry Wilson, furniture
The catalog includes a welcome by the head of school, Gordon Bull and an essay about the design arts by Anne Brennan the head of the Art Theory department. Here is a link to a pdf version of the catalogue.
Tags: art, contemporary, craft, design, design museum london, gilbert, jewellery, kunst, kunsthandwerk, ngv, rapid prototyping, riedelbauch, schmuck, Silber, silver, unexpected pleasures
With over 200 objects from 26 countries on display Unexpected Pleasures represents a significant global survey of contemporary jewellery.
The ring by Camilla Prasch features on the cover of the catalogue and the NGV invite.
First on show at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 20 April – 26 August 2012, this exhibition will also tour to the Design Museum in London, 5 Dec 2012 – 3 Mar 2013. Melbourne based designer and maker Dr. Susan Cohn (interview with The Age) has curated this exhibition for the Design Museum and is also co-author of the substantial catalogue documenting this event as well contributing to the discussion about contemporary design and making.
I find interesting that 2/3 of the makers who have been selected to contribute works come from only four countries: Australia, Germany, The Netherlands and the UK. Which seems to make these the centre of global contemporary jewellery.
The following piece of mine was selected for this exhibition:
This object has its origin in mathematics. An equation describing a ‘minimal surface’, has been altered to explore its aesthetic properties. This form was built using ‘fused deposition manufacturing (FDM)’ a rapid prototyping process. This process generates a rough machine surface creating an intriguing surface pattern. You can find more information about this body of work by following this link.
Tags: behance, gilbert, portfolio, riedelbauch, web2
A professional looking site to present ones creative works the Behance network is ideal to easily create a portfolio site based on projects that can represent a body of work. Being a web2 service, all one needs to do is create an account on the Behance site and free portfolio pages can be created.
Particular interesting is the option to view your work without any adds, a URL is provided that can be sent to anyone who might be interested in your work ‘add-free’. Link to my projects.
The projects displays work as gallery pages – the templates are simple and attractive, showing large images and can contain a variety of media.
Tags: art, craft, design, lamp, led, leds, light, lights, ponoko, rapid prototyping, technology
This post describes some technical and making aspects of the Light objects for the ANU School of Art library. You can read more about the design aspects here.
During the making of these lights a mix of manual and digital fabrication processes have been used. Brass and aluminium pieces have been laser cut while the translucent red elements had been rapid prototyped by ‘Rapid Pro‘ in Victoria, Australia.
The black curved arms are five 2.5mm layers aluminium, riveted together to create an inside channel concealing the cables up to the brass cylinder. They have been laser cut locally in Canberra by Acuform. The cylinder forms a central hub from which four conical carbon fiber tubes stretch out and support two light heads on each lamp. The lights have a wingspan of 1.4 meter.
Each light head has six one-watt LEDs. The LEDs are mounted on a decorative brass cooling plate (cut by Ponoko) and are cooled by a fan. The following parts had been used: LED ring with six one watt LED (LSP6-WW-XXX) and Controller/Driver (MDU9-SC-3570) from Future Electronics. All elements are enclosed by ABS housings. These housings are rapid-prototyped using translucent red FDM material from ‘Stratasys’.
The curved aluminium arm extent from the main brass fitting which is strapped onto the existing column with an aluminium strip. This strip has custom brass connectors to adjust the tension of the strapping.
The electronics – led drivers and fan power supplies – are placed inside the void between the column and the main brass fitting. The 12 volt fans are driven by 6 volt power-supplies letting them run without developing noise. Before the installation the lights had been tested for several days.
Tags: art, craft, design, desk light, kunst, lamp, led, leds, light, lights, rapid prototyping, technology
These two lights provide four ‘highlighted’ spots for reading or lab top use within the reading pit. The design intent was to connect the space inside the glass walls of the reading pit with the surrounding architecture. The objects themselves should have a mechanical but yet organic feel to them. I used the two columns on either side of the reading pit as anchor points from which the lights reach over the seating area in a ‘branch and twig’ fashion. All brass parts of these lights – being cylinders of sorts – referring to these columns. The lights are lightly strapped to the columns highlighting their light weight construction. The colours have been limited to Brass (gold), black and red.
The lights are made of aluminium (powder coated black), brass, carbon fiber tubes and LEDs.
The designs on the glass panels and on the fabric on the cushions are by Annie Trevillian. Many thanks also to Irene Hansen (head librarian) and Murray Napier for their support of this project.