Product Families Assignment

The final assignment for the Spring 2015 term, Product Families, can be viewed at the following location:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mN2T_o-62gY5uGWuIuHQxA94477JJYdhtWuUx0n2NCw/edit?usp=sharing

Students are asked to design and produce a family of 3D printable products with grasshopper, and to iteratively print family members to help inform the design process.

Parametric Seating Part I= JEHS+LAUB LOUNGE CHAIR by Knoll

When the opportunity to develop a new lounge collection arose in 2007, Knoll Director of Design Benjamin Pardo immediately went to German designers Markus Jehs and Jürgen Laub. Pardo had hoped to work with Jehs + Laub for some time, thinking they were the right designers to further the legacy of Knoll lounge seating.

jehs+laub lounge chair leather and crome base
jehs+laub lounge chair
leather and crome base
jehs+laub lounge chair diagrams
jehs+laub lounge chair
diagrams

Surface Model in Rhino of the chair:

jehs+laub chair_model 01jehs+laub chair_model 02

Proposed Variables:

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Spring 2014 Parametric Seating Assignment

The first assignment of the Spring semester is available online here.  This assignment, which we’ve done a few times before in this class, asks students to model a precedent seating system in Rhino, and to extend that surface parametrically in Grasshopper.

The assignment, including parts 1 and 2 is also embedded below.  Enjoy:

Parametric Seating Assignment – Fall 2013

The first assignment of the Fall semester is online here.  The assignment asks students to model a precedent seating system in Rhino, and to create an extended design space around the precedent system using Grasshopper.

We’ve done this a few times before in this class, and it has proven to be a good way into some of the concepts and techniques we’ll be developing over the course of the semester.

The published document is also embedded below: