During Fall Semester Metals I at Rhode Island School of Design, we had the opportunity to use the shops and explore the various materials used in Industrial Design. The time spent in the shops enabled us to have hands on experiance with the materials learning their tolerances and individual qualities.
First study into Tin Plated Steel. Tasked with creating an enclosure I decided to use half lapped rolling pin hinge to make a structure that held itself together and pops into a conical shape.
My final study in Tin Plated Steel centered around being able to have a a shape that can fold creating two different forms.
Exploring the possibilties and limits of Aluminium allowed us to create more sturdy structures.
The final Aluminium project was to make an object that was no bigger then a 2.5" cube. My cube trys to evoke a sense of structure and strength that comes from the properties of the Aluminium.