Cozì Studio collection @ M&O 2016

3D printing, Pressed Wood and Porcelain casting

29/07/2016 - A boutique brand for lighting fixtures and home accessories. Combining high-end technologies with traditional crafts, through 3D printing, Pressed Wood and Porcelain castingCozì Studio is characterized by a unique morphology, achieved by manipulating traditional materials in extreme and technologically innovative ways.
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Objects on show include the Wrinkles and Early Blossom centerpiece bowls and the 3D printed, Ghost and Focus lighting fixtures. During M&O the studio will introduce the expanded Bloom collection as well as a new series of pressed wood coee tables, bringing the unique Cozì morphology to the furniture field.
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Founders, Yuval Carmel and Ofir Zandani are two industrial designers that combine multidisciplinary knowledge of manufacturing techniques.
“There is a dissonance between the materials we use and the forms and textures we realize. They force you to look more thoughtfully, and question the very object you see before you. What inspires us is overcoming the challenges of design and the limitations of production in creative ways.” - Yuval Carmel and Ofir Zandani, Co-founders, Cozì Studio.

Pressed Wood
Paper thin wood veneers are layered on top of each other, separated by uncured designated glue. The stack is placed in a two piece mold that dictates the product’s final shape. An electric current is passed through the mold, solidifying the glue and stabilizing the form of the bent veneers. The meticulous plan of the mold, executed by CNC milling is designed to bend the veneers into shape without stretching the material and forcing it to split.
SLS 3D Printing
Out of the various 3D print technologies, Selective Laser Sintering suits best our unique printed fabrics. Working with Polyamide Nylon, a laser beam solidifies powdered plastic layer by layer using heat in a controlled environment. The woven segments are built from the bottom-up and into each other, creating a flexible lace like textile. The dierent fabrics are meticulously planned on the computer using 3D programming, printed and assembled by hand.
Porcelain Casting
A complex plaster mold composed of six parts, creates the negative boundary box of the form. Liquid porcelain is poured into the gap between the plaster segments, a porcelain shell remains in place defining the shape. Implementing 3D computerized planning and high-end CNC milling constructing the mold to traditional Ceramic cra, created these uniquely accurate shapes. This precision intensifies the illusion caused by the material - texture mismatch.
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