Brian Khouw: “I was inspired to explore new shapes by generative algorithms in Grasshopper. The goal for Nest was to allow parametric design to serve as a form-giving tool.”
The boundary form is inspired by bird nests and how their aesthetics are influenced by different parameters such as local topography and other abiotic factors.
Nest has a short production cycle. It is an additive manufacturing product made from sandstone and created by 3D printing binding material in a bed of gypsum-based powder.
Stefan van der Heijden: “I want to be the link between design and technology. Elegance can be experienced both in design and engineering.”
Stefan strives for appealing designs as result of minimal, principal solutions to engineering problems. Such as Cloudy, which design is derived from material choice.
Cloudy shows how old materials can find new meaning in a different context. The user finishes the design by forming recycled PVC window coverings in a bucket with hot water.