Banco Tubo por Peter Donders / Tube Bench by Peter Donders

O designer belga Peter Donders, famoso por suas peças com formas livres e curvas, projetou este banco futurista usando técnicas de modelagem 3d aliadas a tradicionais métodos de moldagem.

The belgian designer Peter Donders, famous for his free-form and curved pieces, has designed this futuristic bench using 3d modeling techniques allied to traditional molding methods.

À primeira vista, o que chama mais a atenção no projeto deste banco são as suas curvas elegantes, a ampla área de assento, apesar das curvas e, o fato de suas formas “nos convidarem” a olhá-lo de vários ângulos.

At first glance, which draws more attention in the design of this bank are its elegant curves, ample seating area, although the curves and, the fact of its forms “inviting us” to look at it from various angles.

O método de criação e de construção usado pelo designer pode ser considerado vanguardista por vários aspectos. Peter Donders usa modelagem 3d de formas livres nas suas criações. Mais precisamente, o designer usa superfícies Nurbs e as esculpe usando métodos “tradicionais” de modelagem 3d. Em seguida, usa o modelo 3d final para produzir moldes de areia que são usados na fundição e produção de peças reais de alumínio. Por último, no caso do banco, a peça é pintada usando os mesmos métodos usados em carros esporte. Que cidade do mundo não gostaria de ter bancos como estes em seus parques e praças? Compartilhe conosco a sua opinião!

The method of creating and building used by the designer may be considered avant-garde in many ways. Peter Donders uses 3d modeling of free-forms in his creations. More precisely, the designer uses Nurbs surfaces and sculpts them using “traditional” methods of 3D modeling. Then, uses the 3D model to produce final sand molds that are used in the casting and the production of real pieces of aluminum. Finally, in the case of the bench, the piece is painted using the same methods used in sports cars. What city in the world would not like to have benches like these in its parks and squares? Share with us your opinion!

Texto por / Text by Christian Miranda

Nós recomendamos que vocês visitem o site do designer para conhecer mais sobre as suas peças e métodos de criação e de produção.

We recommend you to visit the designers website to know more about his pieces and methods of creation and production.

All images © by Peter Donders.

5 comments

  1. Thacia Braga

    UAU…. Bem convidativo!!!!! Formas futuristas interagindo com as paisagens das metrópoles! Gostei bastante! Obrigada por compartilhar…

    • Translation: Wow… Soo inviting!!! Futuristic shapes interacting with the urban landscapes! I really like it! Thanks for sharing…

      Obrigado pelo comentário Thácia. Você é muito bem vinda a comentar nos posts!

      Thanks for the comment Thácia. You´re very welcome to comment on the posts!

  2. Will Niskanen

    Unimpressed by more curvy, indulgent shapes made possible via computer. Why? OK- we make benches that look like this. Are we really advancing our profession?

    • Tradução: Não impressionado por formas mais curvas e indulgentes possíveis por causa dos computadores. Porque? OK – Nós fazemos bancos como este. Nós estamos mesmo avançando a nossa profissão?

      Hi Will. First of all, thanks for sharing your opinion on the article. That´s very important to us. Don´t you think the computer gives more freedom and opens more possibilities to the designers?

      Oi Will. Em primeiro lugar, obrigado por compartilhar a sua opinião sobre o artigo. Isto é muito importante para nós. Você não acha que o computador dá mais liberdade e abre mais possibiliades para os designers?

  3. The computer definitely gives more freedom for designers and is an amazing tool, but the description of the bench elucidates nothing regarding its existence or inspiration. Organic design tends to promote a philosophy of open thinking and human centred approach contrary to utopian, austere and mechanistic beliefs instigated by Modernism and designers such as Adolf Loos, Le Corbusier and Louis Sullivan who coined the term ‘form ever follows function’. This linear idealistic approach is old hat and replaced by a much broader philosophy, which bares relation to systems theory, used by many disciplines and seminal in developing places that are sustainable with synergistic connections. This mimics many process and systems in nature and illustrates why collaborative/interdisciplinary practice is so important. Therefore i do think it is going in the right direction.

    In conclusion i think the bench unites functional and aesthetic means with its bright iconic paint job providing an easily identifiable place to sit with a very exciting design and evocative use of materials. However i don’t fully understand how it was manufactured. Did you create a several part mould of the 3d model (FDM/SLS/SLS/?) or investment cast or performed a large lost wax cast…?

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