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Hockertypen_01-04 / material-orientated design


material TRENDS award 2010

material TRENDS award 2010

The “stool variants_01-04” are examples for a material-orientated design process, which is based on systematical research about inherent material properties. On the one hand, the elasticity of thin films is used to generate manually so called surface-knots with optimal geometry. Otherwise these forms are reproduced to 100 % by a Polymer Modified Glass-Fiber Reinforced Gypsum (PMGRG). It has advantageous qualities to materialize fragile forms. That nontoxic PMGRG has a perfect mechanical strength and it is easy to handle. The development of an alterable production mould with elastic films allows a fast manufacture of various surface-knots.


Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main

Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach
63065 Offenbach am Main, Germany

Prof. Frank G. Zebner

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Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main

Nico Reinhardt
Büdingen, Germany

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