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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).

Woven Furniture by AndreyAndShay

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.

Woven Furniture by AndreyAndShay

"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.

Woven Furniture by AndreyAndShay

"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.

Woven Furniture by AndreyAndShay

Grishko developed the project while studying at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, tutored by Pini Leibovich, and has since co-founded AndreyAndShay with fellow graduate Shay Nifusi.

Woven Furniture by AndreyAndShay

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.

Woven Furniture by AndreyAndShay

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.

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  • Steve

    Just wondering how you attach the lighting fixture to the interior of the lamp? Also how long does it take to make one lamp? This could be resolved so much quicker in a more traditional material.

    I don’t really understand why you would use such an innovative technology to create such mundane objects. It’s kind of like buying a Ferrari to drive it around a parking lot.

  • Donna


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    Very unique and interesting work.

  • Dr. Form

    Yet another machine fabricating mediocre objects with no specific qualities. Next level would be a large machine producing a smaller machine that outputs a sugar cube or any other mundane object.

    One thing is for sure, the design scene will go crazy as long as the aesthetics and music in the video is alright. “…such an innovative approach…. blalalala…”

    This is poor. Shame on Dezeen for writing about it.

    • simple simmon

      Mediocre in your opinion – your boring, unrefined, only excited by flashy colours and lame shapes opinion. Because it doesn’t look like some lame tech sports car ID sketch, you think its mediocre? this just means that it doesn’t appeal to 10 year olds, which I’m sure is fine with the designer. There is a blog for you, its called Core77, you can get your fill of overly surfaced shapes and ugly crap there.

      That lamp is quite beautiful.

  • Tyler

    So cool! Random, but where would one find wheels like the ones on the machine?Anyone?

  • Simply wondering how you connect the lighting apparatus to the inner part of the light? Likewise, what does it take to make one light? This could be so much faster in a more conventional material.

  • krs

    The machine is very close to mischer’traxler’s machine called Idea of a Tree, just without the great concept.

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