Ten to Sen テントセン (point and Line) (Seating and Waste Receptacle) by Design Office Takebayashi Scroggin (D.O.T.S)
2011 - 2012, Platinum A' Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Award Winner
Mouvements de l'air by Etienne-Jules Marey
These park fixtures, produced through geometric extrusion of points and lines form elements in the landscape that are at once iconographic, ornamental, and functional. They are assembled out of simple lamination of standardized components fabricated out of sheet material to produce unique formal characteristics. Each design prototype is considered a meditation on the manipulation of points and lines to develop the final form.
Design Challenges
The design challenge for us is to produce something functional with unique formal characteristics out of standardized components and simple construction logic. As we moved from the computer to assembly, we found that issues of connection, material imperfection, and human error began to surface. Instead of trying to mask error or compromise the aesthetics, we responded to these challenges with design solutions. The design model was allowed to adjust and evolve, as opposed to adhering to the original model or any “ideal” form. This process generated greatly improved the final product.
Production Technology
The waste receptacle and seating were conceived as functional elements extruded from a horizontal plane and developed using digital modeling software. The structural framework of both pieces is generated by projecting a linear pattern onto a lofted surface, which is then extruded and thickened to accommodate the material properties of sheet material and account for structural soundness. A total of 5 unique profiles were cut out of ¾” sheet material by a CNC milling machine and then laminated to create the final forms mounted to a base to suggest future site integration.
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