3. Circular fashion¶
For this week, I wanted to continue exploring the human body and how to digitize it. When I was studying shapes and movements, I realized that there is a very characteristic part of the body that is made up of modules and is the spinal column.
I did a search of different biologists and how they saw and explored the column also of other designers and artists who have also been inspired by this part of the human body.
Many designers have touched on the topic of using the structure of the bones, but the ones that I find the most inspiration and who knew how to better integrate this theme since it is part of the person and not only an adornment to a suit,
They are Alexander Mcqueen, “Spine” Corset, Untitled S/S 98
Avant garde spine jewelry by Eero Hintsanen
With the inspiration that I have been having about the exploration of the human body and how to use the best and most beautiful that is our mechanics and how we are made. For this, I wanted to explore a way to simulate the spinal column but in a more minimalist and simple way (although it later mutated into something else) so I used a triangle that I then deformed until I got a module in which it could be repeated in many ways.
First tests with the module I did with my printer and cut them with scissors, to see how they assembled and although I liked how they looked it did not seem very efficient so I tried many ways of connection and I was about to change the module and start again, but I gave it a try on rhinoceros and laser cutting since on an A4 printer I couldn't have a large-scale perspective.
I looked for several ways to carry it out and a trapezoidal shape could make the column shapes but also that I could use it in different parts of the design I didn't just make the column or make it look like just several repeating columns, so it was a triangle shape where they could be intertlocking in infinites way.
At the time of cutting I realized that I was in the archive I was forgetting the purpose of this week and it was to use all the material and not waste anything so after the first test and before the cutting process finished I could stop it So as not to waste anything and start working thinking about the maximum use of the material and the space, there it occurred to me to use the spaces between modules not to create a new module but to make chains and have more options to hook them.
Material I used¶
When I was testing and making prototypes on paper I remembered a material that could serve me in the perfect way since it could be cut with the laser in a simple way but that I could also bend and use many times to test different angles and interlocks.
Laser cut file¶
Thickness: 0.6mm Material: metal kraft cloth CUT: Speed: 60 Minimum power: 50 Maximum Power: 53 ENGRAVE: Speed: 800 Minimum power: 25 Maximum Power: 25