This is the first time we’re trying this project. Students are asked to identify a precedent 2D Interiors system – either a floors wall, or ceiling system – and to extend that system parametrically. The assignment is similar to the Seating assignement we used to do, in that students do not have to design the systems – they only have to make them dance.
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.
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: