Woven Furniture-making machine by AndreyAndShay

Woven Furniture by AndreyAndShay

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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