Combining organic textures and industrial manufactoring techniques to a unique product.
A set of wall hooks as a decorative accessory and a useful piece of furniture at the same time. Noirit can hold coathangers, jackets, pullovers, and anything the user manages to wrap around the hanger.
By pouring Aluminum directly into the ground, the metal adapts to the surface in a very brutal way. Touchpoints get burned, yet the moment of contact is conserved and set in metal forever.
Working foam on the lathe to prepare the models. Regular Styrofoam is easy to process and cheap to obtain.
The models are loosely buried in dirt and molten aluminum is poured upon it. The foam vanishes and the metal takes the shape of the foam.
Once burned out and hardened, the aluminum hooks can be taken out of the cast.
On the lathe, the the material gets plained, brushed and ploished. In the end a concentric threaded hole gets drilled into the hook to mount it on a stock screw.
The molten aluminum scrap contains many impurities, which is why a considerable amount of slag is formed in the shell. In order to remove these impurities, the slag is skimmed off and the pure aluminum is poured into the ingot form.
Summer 2017 – Metal Cast Design
Supervised by Prof. Sven Adolph