SCIN, a material resource center for designers and architects in London, asked a small group of emerging designers to produce a small cube that represents their approach to design, materiality, and technology for an exhibition that coincides with the London Design Festival. Emerging Objects fabricated the submission designed by Andrew Kudless of MATSYS, which is a cellular solid—a transmaterial grouping characterized by high strength to weight ratios using the Emerging Objects cement polymer. The cube is comprised of a network of digital cellular bodies that are first relaxed to produce a more uniform field and then structurally differentiated in relation to their distance to the outside surface. The inner core’s cell edges are extremely thin and fragile yet are protected by the multiple layers of increasing more robust edges closer to the cube boundary.
designer: Andrew Kudless – http://matsysdesign.com/
material: cement polymer
dimensions: 20cm x 20cm x 20cm
process: 3D printing