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07. AMY CUNNIGHAM

DESIGN SILHOUETTE STAND & SCREEN

This year I wanted to create a piece for Workshopped that complements with my previous ranges of furniture.  The concept of slotting and connection is still a strong theme in my work and has continued into the silhouette range.

The silhouette series was inspired by the desire to create a functional object out of the scrap material of another object. Being highly aware of the waste in the production of interior products and wanted to ensure my designs were not contributing to this.

Silhouette is a 3 panel plywood self hinging screen with a sculptural slotted hat stand that is created out of the cutout pattern of the screen.

Constructed from 3 sheets of 1800x900mm birch ply, the initial silhouette is cut on a CNC machine.  The hat stand fixing slots are then cut by hand to achieve the acute angles that are required. The hat stand is made up of 3 pieces allowing 2 hat stands to be created out of each 3 panel screen made.

The designs are formed without the use of fussy fixings, using only slots in the timber to form the hat stand and small metal pins for the timber finger hinges on the screen that are held in place by gravity. Due to these fixing details the pieces are able to be flat packed and can be dismantled and reassembled if the need arises.

Currently produced in birch 18mm ply with one white 2pac side, there are many options of material and colour for these designs, such as powdercoated mdf or sheet acrylic.

 

cunnningham silhouett