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Out of Order

Do as you're told!

Robots are replacing humans to do our repetitive tasks. Reliable and obedient, robots can perform their tasks meticulously over and over again. But what happens once this flawless worker starts to slack off? What if it loses interest in its daily routine, or simply drifts away into a daydream?

These thoughts became the inspiration behind Out of Order – an innovative LED light fixture that visualizes the transition from a repetitive robotic order to a disordered structure created out of free will.

The ultra lightweight cylindrical construction consists solely of wound industrial yarn, reinforced with resin, that resembles a three-dimensional play of lines suspended in space.

At first glance the weave appears to be perfectly ordered, but a closer look reveals that the pattern gradually transitions from regular to irregular. The warped lines are caused by a specially developed ‘randomizing’ algorithm that instructs the fibers to deviate from their course. The seeming randomness of these interwoven patterns suggests that the robot has developed a mind of its own. As the distortions in the linework are never the same, this makes each and every lamp truly unique.

Out Of Order is the result of a collaboration between Amsterdam-based interdisciplinary design studio BCXSY and Rotterdam-based design studio Atelier Robotiq.

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The Out of Order light fixtures can be seen at:

Rosanna Orlandi, Via Matteo Bandello, 14/16, Milano

Gallery Oode, Singel 159A, 1012 VK Amsterdam

Email us for high-resolution images for publication, questions, or for our press release in Dutch or Italian: info@atelierrobotiq.com

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Photography Marta Musial


Iridescent Fiber Pattern Lamps inspired on Dragonfly wings

Nature and Robotics intertwined in Fiber Pattern lamps

 

Atelier Robotiq uses an Aerospace fiber weaving technology to make lightweight Fiber Pattern Lamps. With an industrial robot the thin fibers are precisely woven into geometrical structures. At Salone del Mobile in Milan, Atelier Robotiq will present their new designs inspired by the lightness and iridescent colours of dragonfly and butterfly wings.

Numerous butterflies and dragonflies were observed for new pattern and colour inspiration. The lightweight and transparent wing structure of the dragonfly shows fragile with its thin lines and membranes, but this minimalistic design of nature is perfectly balanced. Appearing transparent at first, a change of view unveils an amazing spectrum of iridescent colours. This inspired the designers of Atelier Robotiq to experiment with more open fiber patterns, as well as a variety of colours and pigments to mimic the iridescent effect of the wings on the fibers. 

In Milan, the results of all experiments, the Iridescent Fiber Pattern Lamps, were presented together with the robotic weaving process used for making these designs. The designs were presented in the Dutch Pavilion, as part of the collective presentation ‘Masterly – The Dutch in Milano’, that was held in the historical Pallazo Francesco Turati.


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Atelier Robotiq
Atelier Robotiq is a design studio from Rotterdam, founded by designers Søren Blomaard and Anne-Lise Heydra. Their different approach to design lies in the diverse combination of knowledge and their different backgrounds combining aerospace engineering, product design, fine arts and robotics. This unique combination leads to unexpected and exciting products.

Atelier Robotiq currently experiments with robotic weaving techniques for creating geometrical patterns, interference patterns and Moiré patterns. They transform dry industrial fibers into strong and lightweight structures, which they use in their furniture designs. Imagine a 100-meters long fiber cord, being woven around a shape by an industrial robot, creating a strong and lightweight lamp. The UFO shaped Fiber Pattern Lamp weighs only 95 grams (while measuring 60 centimeters in diameter) it literally floats in the air with a breeze of wind. The open fiber structures of the Fiber Pattern Lamps create fascinating light and shadow effects.

 

Email us for high-resolution images for publication, questions, or for our press release in Dutch or Italian: info@atelierrobotiq.com