Durian is a 3D-folded bowl on the principal folding techniques by Ron Resch, "a visionary mathematician and designer who was one of first to explore the architectural potential of 3D tessellated structures in the 1960’s and 70’s" (arkinetblog).
The bowl is made of Dibond, an aluminium composite material by 3A Composites. Due to the folding technique and the material composition the bowl has a minimum weight but maxiumum stiffness. If you order a bowl, it will be sent to you as a 37x37 cm flat sheet.
You decide the level of folding by yourself. The Development of Durian was kindly supported by Tischlerei Bächer Gmbh, CIAD - Cologne Institute for Architectural Design, Prof. Oliver Fritz, Welf Kirschner and Benjamin Windhoff.
available from Nov 26th 2012 at Editor's Collection Shop
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