Patrick Jouin: One_Shot.MGX




 
  • ©2008, Patrick Jouin, One_Shot.MGX
  • ©2008, Patrick Jouin, One_Shot.MGX
  • ©2008, Patrick Jouin, One_Shot.MGX

Artist(s):


Title:


One_Shot.MGX

Exhibition:


SIGGRAPH 2008: Design and Computation

Creation Year:


2008

Category:


Design

Artist Statement:


The One_shot.MGX foldable stool, designed by Patrick Jouin, was produced for the design collection of Materialise MGX. It was created with rapid-prototyping and rapid-manufacturing technologies, and provides an example of the application of these processes within the discipline of industrial design.

The stool is made from polyamide, using a 3D printing technology known as selective laser sintering. The seating surface and the legs of the stool emerge from the machine in “one shot,” as do the hinges, which are concealed within the structure of the stool. With a simple, elegant twist, much like opening an umbrella, the array of vertical elements transforms into a stool.