The development process for the flower pots and coffee tables was more complex than you might think. As I progressed through the usual steps I came to realise that there was perhaps a new and different way to produce my forms so after finishing fibreglass moulding and testing the market I began to look into a new method that I called fold moulding.
Making the Fold
The process started with getting hands on and learning origami. I took a lot of insipration from products on Etsy and had in mind how to produce the products at the end.
Moulding the Forms
With the designs on the right route I set about moulding them in fibreglass and working out how the mould would separate. With such complex shapes this was easier than it sounds
Optimising The Design
The moulds were made but there was a better way of doing things. I set about designing and developing a new moulding technique that enabled me to produce faster, easier and at a higher quality using the principle of the inspiration that made the designs what they are.
Using the Technique Across The Board
The final designs were something I was very pleased with and by the media’s reaction to them I would say they were too. I had managed to create a range of flower pots that challenged moulding techniques and over come traditional concrete moulding problems, proving to myself that there’s always an answer to a problem.