Free exploration / James Nanasca / Sumer Singh
An exploration of discrete vector form findings to produce Victorian era furniture. A kitbash of two maximalist typologies. Utilizing the graph theory of Alternating groups, and the number theory of the Ulam spiral, custom furniture containers were populated with complex swarm-based curve generation. By varying the complexity of the container and the amount of field attractors, new furniture typologies are created in a chaotic but ordered aesthetic providing new interpretations of Victorian-era motifs. This process was tested in the production of a table and chair which were digitally simulated and rationalized to produce cut lists of discrete blocks that could be fastened together to create a final structural and aesthetically pleasing product. The aspect of discrete vector form finding was further explored in the production of a series of 3D printed objects with unique formal qualities that were further enhanced with post-digital material applications.