For the final project with the Design of University of Utah Digital Assemblies class, students were tasked with a chair design that incorporated recycled PETG filament, compounded with color pigments using the Filabot EX2, as a decorative/accent and/or a functional element. This week’s post puts a spotlight on one of the designs, produced by @trimurray19.
“With this design I intended to have the filament as an accent piece to the overall chair and highlight the form. I wanted the dowels to protrude from each side so filament could interweave between them. This allows for the filament to be seen from both side and front views. I was pleasantly surprised with the strength of the filament and its ability to be woven. It’s materiality allows it to be strong enough to weave and hold its shape without additional adhesives”
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Below are some photos from the experiments:
1. Half-scale model of Tristan Murphy_s rocking chair, incorporating recycled PETG filament as a decorative element
2. The design incorporated woven recycled PETG filament compounded and extruded using the Filabot EX2