New Spanish design brand Nagami, based in Ávila, unites 3D printing with some of the architecture and design world's veterans in a collection due to go on show at the Milan Furniture Fair (April 17-22, 2018).
“Rise” by Zaha Hadid Architects for Nagami. (AFP Relaxnews pic)
MILAN: New Spanish design brand Nagami, based in Ávila, unites 3D printing with some of the architecture and design world’s veterans in a collection due to go on show at the Milan Furniture Fair (April 17-22, 2018).
Entitled “Brave New World,” the collection is about “rethinking design in the new age of technology.” To this end, Nagami has signed up three major international names from the worlds of design and architecture.
The first big-hitter is the studio of Zaha Hadid, who died in March 2016. For the Spanish firm, Zaha Hadid Architects has designed two chairs — “Bow” and “Rise” — based on extensive research in the fields of 3D printing and material experimentation. Inspired by nature, the two chairs feature color gradients and have a futuristic look, echoing the style of Hadid, the first female winner of the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Style. Moreover, the chairs are crafted in non-toxic and biodegradable plastic materials made from renewable sources like corn starch.
Ergonomics of man and machine
Daniel Widrig, a former colleague of Zaha Hadid, is also onboard. Known for his work with Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen on 3D printed dresses, the designer and architect has created “Peeler,” a chair 3D printed in just a few hours, saving machine time and materials. The chair’s design takes into account the shape of the human body as well as the robotic arm that prints it.
Finally, “Robotica TM,” by British designer Ross Lovegrove, is a nature-inspired piece of furniture that can serve as a stool, a decorative object or a heat-proof table.
The “Brave New World” collection is on show April 17-22 in Milan at Spazio Theca, Piazza Castello 5.
More information: nagami.design
Rise” by Zaha Hadid Architects for Nagami. (AFP Relaxnews pic)
“Peeler” by Daniel Widrig for Nagami. (AFP Relaxnews pic)
Source : http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/leisure/2018/04/11/nagami-brings-designs-by-zaha-hadid-daniel-widrig-and-ross-lovegrove-to-milan/