Assignment 04 Fabric Cast




Our group chose the topics hydrostatic pressure and mixed material.

Hydrostatic pressure
We built a mold of mdf board to which we attached a piece of stretchy fabric, and on top of that a piece of knitted fabric. We poured/stuffed the concrete mix into the mold so that the gravity would shape the finished model.
The pattern showed, but not as much as we expected. We didn’t find the perfect balance between the hydrostatic pressure and the stretchiness of the textile.
Mixed material
For the mixed material assignment, we attached a less stretchy textile between two wooden boards. Underneath these were attached wooden sticks to fix the concrete in the desires size. Our purpose was to stitch the finished piece of concrete to two pieces of wood. To make holes in the concrete we fixed shorter wooden sticks with duck tape, as shown in the picture, and then poured the concrete into the mold. When the concrete was cured we stitched the finished piece together.
Both the fabric and the wooden sticks were easy to remove.

Zero per stool

Made by Hattern

Hybrid wood technique is to solidify cured resin with cracked wood pieces after pouring into a mold. These materials are recreated into various forms of products such as fountain pen, stamp using handwork. The translucent resin is to exhibit the shape of abandoned woods plainly as well as is to be stuffed the pieces of wood.

Zero per stool is consisted of two parts which are the legs with White Oak collection tree and the upper board with application of hybrid wood technique. The offcuts from the legs are solidified with cured resin and reformed to the upper board as the essential structure of the stool. The waste produced from the product is reduced to almost 0%.

I appreciate this piece of work for its consideration of reducing the waste in the industrial production.