Designed by: Schumacher P
Co-Designed by: -
Designer: Patrik Schumacher
Country of Origin (Designer): England
Date of Design: 2018
Date of Manufacture: 2018
Significance: 3D printed design manufactured by designer of Voxel 1.0
Country of Origin (Manufacturer): Spain
Process: 3D printed
Renewable Carbon: Yes
ERPR Score: 7
ERPR Rating: Below Average
Note: The Bow was among a range of furniture debuted at Milan in 2018 by Spanish manufacturer Nagami. The range featured state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques and innovative designs, developed to minimise the use of materials or, as the manufacturer put it, ‘design informed by structural optimisation processes typically found in nature with innovative materials and the most advanced fabrication methods.' To develop the design Schumacher explored the natural growth processes in marine biology, specifically underwater ecosystems and coral formations. These references are reflected in the choice of colours, which vary across the surface of the chairs. Bow was printed with a pellet-extruder employing raw PLA particles rather than a filament.
Image Credit: Delfino Sisto Legnani + Marco Cappelletti.