When choosing a design aesthetic, I chose some references from the architecture collection at MoMA, Shigeru Ban’s cardboard cathedral and Frank Gehry’s cardboard furniture collection. This wasn’t so much an adoption of their design vernacular as it was a formal adoption of harnessing materials for utilities not normally associated with them. I made a prototype for a carafe and cups set.
I fix dried the cardboard with a glue soluti
on after etching, wetting, bending, and curving the pieces. After letting that dry, I formed the shapes and then painted three layers of resin over the surfaces.
I liked the surfacing, but for my midterm will work with a different resin that will harden and almost give the cardboard a glasslike quality to the touch. I also will make a relief mold so that there can be a flatter surface over the cardboard.