My idea is investigate the opportunities of modularity:I use a basic element in different materials,trying to combine advantages of standardized production to versatility of assembly.I chose hexagonal cell as basic module:I was inspired by the geometry of the hive and,more generally,I was looking for a recurring form in nature. I wanted to give a "organic" feature to the project,because I think that the object of design lives with changes of light and in the way it interacts with people.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Dharma is a bookcase to divide openspaces. Hanging to a wireframe structure there are hexagonal modules, in different colors and materials, assembled to create a customized composition, and a sucession of empty and full spaces.This is also a project with a "green" vocation , thought to grow the climbing plants among the modules and create a "soft" division, letting the light pass through the spaces.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Dharma is a bookshelf with “green” heart: the essential feature of the project is to give the opportunity to the end user to customize the bookcase by growing climbing plants on its structure, among the wood modules. Dharma is a object “alive” : you can shape it day by day, by choosing the type of plants, how to make them climb the iron rod structure, taking care about them.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in January 2015 in Padua and finished in April 2015 in Milan, and was exhibited in Salone Satellite at Salone del Mobile in April 2015
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The main structure is made on iron rod, powder coated in black . Fixed on the structure, there are three-dimensional hexagonal modules : seven modules are made in lacquered wood ( green and yellow ) , and four modules are made on iron rod, powder coated in black. There is also a wooden shelf , made by the section of a trunk of olive tree.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Width 1270 x Depth 620 x Height 2400
bookshelf, bookcase, beehive, wireframe, beehive design, green, green design, design for climbing plants
For my project I made a research about the shape, to find a three-dimensional module that will recall a recurring form in nature, strengthening the idea that the design object is something alive by giving it an "organic" feature .
The module has to be a standing alone shape , but also easy to join with others, to create composition in the space.; it has to be realized with different technologies and materials , in wood and iron rod ; and, most of all, It has to be useful to storage books .
To develop the shape for my modules, with specific formal characteristic, but also easy to reproduce, I worked with two artisans, a blacksmith and a woodworker.
Finally, I had to create some accessories to make compatible the use of a beehive cell shape, without an horizontal support plane , with the function of storage.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Alessandra Meacci, 2015.
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