Robot Weaves Functional Furniture From Thread [Video]
Design student creates a unique machine that spins fiberglass into unique homeware.
Design student Andrey Grishko has created a machine that is able to spin furniture from threads. The contraption continuously wraps the thread around simple molds to create contemporary-shaped lamps and stools. The fiberglass threads have been soaked in resin beforehand and harden up when dried to provide delicate but sturdy shapes.
The project was inspired by 3-D printers and was part of Grishko’s final project at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design in Israel. It’s mesmerizing to see the robot in action and Grishko comments that no two pieces are exactly alike.
Grishko built the machine after watching numerous YouTube tutorials and 3-D printing blogs for instructions and help. He explains that:
I thought carefully about the production method, since the right method can bring products to life. Digital manufacturing allows us to duplicate the products on the one hand and make small but meaningful changes that will make any product unique on the other.
Watch the video below to see how the furniture are made.