This was my favorite project in Metal I because of how much I could hand manipulate the material. I started with a simple shape of a square with a hole punched out of it and curved them. I made about one hundred units to play around with. The shape lent itself to a lot of interesting joinery and curvatures. My final pieces came out of a dozen or so predecessors but then the challenge was connecting them. My final is the three pieces because I spent two weeks just working with connections. One has been saudered, another interlocked by rings and the third and most effective, is a tension fit.
Set up for the Risd Industrial Design Triennial Show.
The three final connections.
My favorite by product of all the experimentation.