The project was inspired by large open public spaces and ways of using this dead space. The idea was to come up with a product which would have visual impact whilst being functional - Functional 3d design creates perfection. Through the innovative use of slats a visual effect is created from within the Hive.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
315 Degree open fronted vertical slatted Dome. Made up from seven 45 degree Radii segments.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The Hive is the perfect solution for large breakout spaces.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in September 2012 and was finished in March 2013. The project was designed and manufactured at Senator in there Specialist devision. The Hive is current in the Senator Specialist Showroom in Huncoat, Accrington.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Material Swiss CDF: Functional 3d design creates perfection - Innovatio, high quality raw materials, state-of-the-art technologies, and sustainability. This combination allows for manufacture of a product with extra-ordinary properties. SwissCDF the unique timber material allowing for entirely new applications is the perfect solution for creative interior constructions. SwissCDF is a compactly sealed, black coloured fibre-board(>139;000kg/m3). With this Hi-Tech core board and muti layer choice options, SwissCDF stes new standards in both design, structre and construction in interior design. The Idea behind creating the Orb was to use minimal materials and construction methods. Each segement is constructed by slotting together panels and securing with dawels and connector bolts. The panels used are created by a cnc programme. There is also a wide range of colour options available. The segments can be built by the manufacturer or the buyer.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Internal diameter 2900mm, external diameter 3400mm. 2000mm High. 13mm Laminated High Density Black MDF material.
Dome, Hive, Circular, Pod, Breakout, Meeting, CDF, Form, Segments, Cave,Futuro-Virtuoso
Research was drawn from futuristic design and form. This aesthetic is my main source of inspiration, drive and motivation.
The hardest part of the design was perfecting the form and how it was constructed.
TEAM MEMBERS (3) :
Clive George Augustus Walters , and
Clive Walters, 2013.