Nagami applies 3D printing and robotic production to large-scale objects with various customization options. Their goods, made by internationally recognized designers, are based on research and innovation. Nagami enjoys pushing current technologies to create unique things.
Here are five products from Nagami’s collaborations with designers:
Robotica x Ross Lovegrove
“robotics” arises from the intersection of two areas – Botany and Robotics – to develop a new design method that crystallizes programming in nature with robotics in artificial manufacture. The stool is a high stool with formal 360 degree access. As a result, the directionlessness of the aesthetics indicates a shift in typology, away from furniture and towards a new realm of the aesthetic object in its own right, the purpose of which is not immediately apparent.
Ross Lovegrove is a visionary and designer. His work is at the forefront of a dramatic change in the physics of our three-dimensional environment. The logic and beauty of nature inspired him. His creations combine technology, materials science and intelligent organic form.
Rise X Zaha Hadid Architects
“Bow and Stand Up” are the latest results of ZHA’s ongoing 3D printing and material testing research. “Bow and Rise” was made using a pellet extruder and raw plastic particles instead of filament. The patterns and gradients of both pieces work together to redefine the usual spatial connection between furniture and its surroundings.
On this project, Nagami worked with ZHA’s Patrik Schumacher. Patrik is the founder of Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA). Zaha Hadid has been running the studio since he passed away. He is a London-based architect and architectural thinker.
Peeler X Daniel Widrig
“Peeler” was created to overcome the limitations of additive manufacturing, which until now has only served small niche markets. The chair was designed to fit the ergonomic limitations of the human body and the ergonomics of the robotic arm that pushes it. Peeler results from a confluence of human and machine demands with three undulating, skin-like surfaces.
Daniel Widrig founded his London studio in 2009. Daniel worked for Zaha Hadid after graduating from the Architectural Association (AA). His work spans multiple disciplines including art, fashion, furniture design and architecture.
Nobu X Manuel Jimenez García
“Nobu” is intended as a membrane that hides a cellular cosmos, shifting from smooth skin to a complex interior. Suppleness and regularity as well as arrhythmia, moderation and madness are reflected in the stool.
Manuel Jimenez Garcia is a London-based computational designer. He is currently Lecturer in Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London.
موج — Mawj X Riyad Joucka (MEAN)
“Mawj” is a 3D printed armchair manufactured by MEAN* (Middle East Architecture Network). Arabic meaning “Wavy, wavy, crisp or wavy” represents the designer’s idea. The dimensions of the chair are inspired by the proportions of the Eames Lounge Armchair, one of the most iconic contemporary chairs. The chair makes a statement and is a unique piece of furniture.
Riyad Joucka is a renowned architect and researcher. In 2016 he founded MEAN* (Middle East Architecture Network). MEAN* is a creative architectural office that works at the intersection of design and new technologies.