|Enrico Bassi||Laser-cut boards||Rhinoceros for Mac|
A toy, a box, a gift! This is a box that can be opened, filled with candies and gifted to a friend.
Understanding how Rhinoceros works and face a project of digital fabrication. The project has been published on the blog of MAKE Magazine.
Being the first project I've ever done in the field of digital fabrication, I wanted to create a simple but playful object, one that can be adapted to different occasions and even user mood.
The base is a box. To add the playful feeling, I've added four wheels and a helicopter blade. This makes the object almost like a toy, like the ones we had as kids. This time though, being the object a hand-made wooden artefact, it fits into a global culture that tends to rediscover traditional values such as organic food and sustainable lifestyle.
With these ideas in mind, my object is not just a toy but an object with a practical use, since the top-front part can be opened. Such internal space is a real box that can be used to stock any items.
Not only: the original idea includes the possibility to put a custom plate/mask, therefore customizing the object and the specific aim. If I put a skull-shaped mask and fill the box with candies, the object easily becomes a gift for halloween. With a heart, the object can be used for a marriage proposal. Therefore, with the help of a FabLab, anyone can build new custom front masks.
To develop my project, I've faced two main issues:
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