Modern manufacturing and computer-aided design have created new efficiencies in mass production that enable variety in product offerings. It is easier and faster than ever to create mass-customized objects. Sean Haney and Dante Porcelli wanted to explore new possibilities in visual language, enabled by modern manufacturing processes.
Patterning has been used in the past to create design identity. Sean and Dante took pleasure in the great diversity of patterns in 2D design. Together, they chose to translate this diversity into a 3D object for home furnishing, developing patterns to be cut from sheet metal. The design minimizes waste by utilizing cutouts from a pattern to create different parts of the object.