Earlier in the Summer, a group of AECOM designers were asked to design and fabricate a custom surfboard for auction and display at the annual A+D Architecture and Design Museum Celebrate Gala and this is what they came up with.


As you can see from the video the sculpture was created by wrapping a standard board with 10 million liner feet (hence the name) of carbon fibre using a custom-made filament winding machine.

The finished board when hung on the wall will constantly change appearance in relation to the day’s natural light shifting from a flat, two-dimension drawing to a thick mass that casts shadows onto any nearby surface.


Images courtesy:AECOM

Norwegian artist Markus Moestue has hand-made this Raptor trike to go on a trip across Norway

The Raptors head body and legs was made from large blocks of styrofoam that were hand-carved to get the required shape. This was then covered with epoxy glue and glass fibre before painting in the dino colours and adding the finer details like teeth and dripping saliva.

Once completed the Cretaceous critter was then fitted to the vehicle’s frame which was welded together from three different bicycle sections. Moestue told designboom The trike was created for a trip across the bible belt in Norway to protest against the dogmatic religious education of children.

Hypetex have teamed up with designer Michael Sodeau to create this exclusive lounge chair which will be on display at this years designjunction show in September.

Entitled Halo, the lightweight chair is produced entirely from Hypetex carbon, thin tapered supports connect the circular back to the rear legs giving the impression that the back is floating independently from the seat.

The new carbon fibre material was developed by engineers working in the F1 industry, from what we’re told by Hypetex the carbon fibre goes through a colouring process at the point of manufacture and can be produced to match virtually any colour with a wide range of optional finishes also available.

Because of the materials aesthetic design potential it’s being looked at by a number of automotive manufacturers and designers. The product is currently undergoing a wide range of strength and environmental tests which will include an examination of mechanical performance and environmental stability. These tests will determine fundamental parameters such as the ultimate tensile strength, strain and elasticity of the coloured carbon.

The amazing Luno chair is the creation of Korean based designer Il Hoon Roh and is the result of experiments conducted by suspending carbon fibre string at different positions.

Made from carbon fibre string woven together by hand, the Luno (latin for curve) chair is the result of many experiments conducted by suspending string at various positions, the designer allowed gravity to shape the final form resulting in smooth natural curvature. To create the curves, a hexagonal shape was used on the surface, and carbon fibre strings were woven from the surface to the metal base.

Dutch designer Marcel Wanders created this carbon fibre chair around party balloons

Among loads of other specially created products and designs appearing for the first time at Pinned Up is one of Marcel’s newest creations, the ultra-lightweight Carbon Balloon Chair. Appearing for the first time in Europe and made using carbon and epoxy resin, it was conceived by Marcel as a challenge to all designers to create the world’s lightest chair.

Weighing in at around 800 grams, Carbon Balloon Chair is hand-made using balloons first filled with compressed air, which are later hardened with epoxy resin into the chair’s final shape. Working with carbon is favoured by Marcel for its weight minimization possibilities. The chair requires fewer materials, generates less waste and is highly durable.

A huge 28 ft tall sculpture of a black labrador doing its business on the side of the Orange County museum of Art in Newport Beach California has been revealed.

The installation titled Bad Dog is a new piece by artist Richard Jackson and is part of his first retrospective exhibition called Ain’t Painting a Pain which runs from Feb 17 till May 5 2013.

The naughty dog has been made using 52 digitally cut pieces of fibreglass and composite materials that were assembled at the museum, once the pooch was in tact, yellow paint was added which squirts out onto the wall at intervals.

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