Industrial design graduate Andrey Grishko of new Tel Aviv studio AndreyAndShay has designed a machine for printing furniture and products by winding resin-soaked thread round a mould (+ movie).
The Woven Furniture is made by passing fibreglass thread through a pot of pigmented resin, before it's pulled around the mould by a computer-controlled arm. Once cured, the mould can be removed to leave a shell for a lampshade or stool.
"Open source and 3D printing are a part of a growing set of tools that allow today's designer operate as a micro-manufacturer that defines his own conditions for producing his products," says Grishko.
"This method enables the design of thin, lightweight, strong and duplicable products," he adds. For his graduation project, the designer used the system to create a range of table lamps and stools.
For more furniture and lighting made from thread, check out Mischer'Traxler's solar-powered wrapping machine where the end result is determined by the weather and the seasons , and Anton Alvarez' binding machine for assembling wooden components by pushing them through a spinning web.
For more on designers creating their own mini factories check out our story on the C-Fabriek project at last year's Dutch Design week or see all our slideshow feature about machines.