2016 VMODERN Furniture Design Competition
With the increased and fast pace technology is evolving in, its becoming more important everyday to shift and focus our attention as designers to all the advance tools we are offered by our evolution. One of the evolutionary tools that has caught my attention is Parametric and Generative Design. Such tools can be implemented in Architecture, Furniture, Fashion, and every other design field. With the beautiful outcome of using such tools, an obsession was born to focus all my attention as a designer towards the parametric design world.
Raygon is an exploration into the parametric world. Its one of the first pieces designed with parametric design as an architect. Grasshopper has been a tool used in the architectural field intensely and RAYGON is advocating for using such a tool in the furniture design field. Raygon is but one piece from a huge collection made for a luxuries brand still underdevelopment to implement parametric design with the furniture world. Once parametric design is implemented and the computer is allowed to design as much as a designer is, the outcome starts to become completely unpredictable and stunning.
Raygon has been fully designed with Grasshopper. The simple form, parametric openings, as well as the thickness were completely scripted. Such harmony in the way the openings get bigger and smaller is impossible to achieve without allowing the computer to chip-in in the design outcome. Raygon was designed as a sculpture that can look different from each side and announce its presence in the room it’s allowed to be in with its unusual shadows.
Raygon will be 3D printed with plastic powder as the result outcome has been tested previously for other lamps from the same family. Raygon is still under development for the finish material that will be sprayed to create a luxuries finish as well as the electrical parts on the bottom to allow the light bulb to sit inside the shell. With the implementation of scripted codes in creating furniture pieces, the idea of custom made furniture pieces also becomes much more easier. Once the input is changed, the finished product will completely change depending on script applied.