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Vendôme by Kram/Weisshaar

Design Miami/Basel 08: Vendôme consists of a series of cast concrete objects, the forms of which were generated by a software programme and then selected and tweaked by designers Kram/Weisshaar.

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The project was presented at Design Miami/Basel earlier this month by Kram/Weisshaar, who were one of four Designers of the Future commissioned to produce new work for the fair.

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See our earlier story for more info and animations of the pieces.

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See work by other Designers of the Future at Design Miami/Basel:

Max Lamb
Julia Lohmann

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More info from Kram/Weisshaar:

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CLEMENS WEISSHAAR AND REED KRAM NAMED DESIGNERS OF THE FUTURE BY DESIGN MIAMI/BASEL

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Design Miami/Basel, the most prominent and substantive global forum for historic and contemporary limited-edition design, has named Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram as its 2008 Designers of the Future. On this occasion a comissioned piece of work will be exhibited at Design Miami/ Basel, which will take place in Basel, Switzerland from June 3 – 5, 2008.

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Titled VENDÔME, this body of work takes a precondition of endless transformation as its point of departure. The designers parametrically generate a family of objects with different typologies including stools, pedestals and tables of different height.

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VENDOÔME can be referred to as a logical continuation of their early and crucial project BREEDING TABLES (2003-05) in which Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram paradigmatically outlined their approach of intelligently intertwining product development and media design, while taking advantage of the newest technological possibilities.

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The design of the VENDOÔME series is developed within and documented by a piece of software that generates an infinite number of proposals within a defined framework while flexibly reacting to changing parameters (as e.g. the height, width or depth of the object). The proposals are then singled out and fine-tuned by the designers using the software.

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By the press of a button a selected geometry can be processed and the geometry for the casting mould is generated and passed on to numerically controlled machines.

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By engaging custom programmed code the potential of an industrial process is exploited to produce unique copies - the final pieces are rotationally moulded using coloured self compacting fibre reinforced concrete.

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VENDOÔME consists of 99 objects in total of which a selection is to be presented in an Installation in Basel accompanied by a film documenting the genesis and exodus of the project.

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