PROJECT | STALA-GNITE
PLACE | HONG KONG
DATE | 2012
MATERIALS | CNC MILLED 16 MM CORIAN BLOCKS LAMINATED WITH CORIAN GLUE/ HAND FINISHED
Stal-Gnite is a nightstand prototype that was the result of experimenting with Corian and CAM processes.
The challenge here was to be as resourceful as possible with the material usage and CNC milling hours while showcasing the full potential of the affects and qualities that could be explored with this method of fabrication.
The experiment yielded some interesting results through a process of trial and error. The CNC milling tool paths were adjusted to bring out the 'roughing' or general form contours and to try to do without the 'planar smoothening' to reduce milling hours. The material was reduced to a minimum thickness at some instances on the table top to speculate on the translucency potential of the material.
The general form suggests a kind of stalagmite mineral formation, however some inconsistencies with the pattern and seams make this prototype the first in a series of experiments, that need to be done in the future to achieve better results.