Open pen patterns and materials
Using some mathematics we can now design and place 3D patterns on round and curved surfaces. The pattern design is driven by a research focused on the fit and repetition of elements, that are sharing some similarity, and with a non repetitive element. The non repetitive aspect is forming a pattern that perceptually is stimulating a greater challenge
The pen collection is additive layer manufactured, widely known today as 3D printing.
In the early 2000’s, Assa Ashuach developed the concept of Digital Forming®, a 3D software that enables designers to create ‘3D openness within safe bounders’. This software allows product personalisation and reconfiguration within safe user experience online, connecting the trilogy of user, designer and manufacturer.