From traditional to contemporary -
how to transform craftsmanship?
Benchmark with Project Oasis, Switzerland
at Tu Taller Design
The Lina Chair is a solid and stackable chair for different environments. Its' shape and construction is adapted to a product family.
The chair is built from local wood and metal pipes with a colour painted finish. The product family is produced by craftsmen in Medellín.
Main Challenges: Stackability, Cost efficient production, Weight
LINA | Product Family by Tu Taller Design. Ongoing project.
Teamwork with David del Valle & Maria Adelaida Cuartas
Participation: Research, sketching, idea generation, design modification, 3D modelling, renderings, 1:6 mockup constructions, feedback with engineer and manufacturer
Rendering Surrounding: Mauricio Lopera
Copyright all Projects: Tu Taller Design, Medellín, Colombia
Participation in shown projects ESTERILLA table, ALORI night table and KONKRETUS outdoor furniture:
Solidworks modelling and Keyshot rendering.
at FHNW Academy of Art and Design
PROCESS - FUTURECRAFT;
From traditional to contemporary - how to transform craftsmanship?
We harmoniously connect the art of craftsmanship and digital manufacturing processes. The combination allows for previously unknown forms and functions to emerge. Digital manufacturing techniques support the design process, make it more flexible and efficient.
Such an application resulted in three products: a nutcracker cast in aluminium, using a 3D-printed master mould for making the form; a wicker hanging lamp with a laser-cut framework and laser-sintered clamping mechanism that can be adjusted in height; and, a 3D printed double-wall insulated porcelain carafe.
FUTURECRAFT – The connection of tradition and digitalisation. Bachelor thesis project 2018.
Teamwork with Joel Hügli
- Awarded 1st place for the AMATIN design promotion award
- Published in the Swiss design magazine Wohnrevue
- Nominated by «Innovation Basel»
- Exhibited at Salone del Mobile, Design Fair in Milan 2019
manufactured in lost-form aluminium casting.
The traditional metal casting technology combined with CAD modelling and FDM 3D printing processes allows the efficient development and production of prototypes and small series. The nutcracker combines form and function possibilities in a harmonious way.
Hey, my name is David. I'm a product designer and certified furniture maker from Switzerland.
I'm passionate about sustainable product design and locally manufactured products. Let's get in touch!