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What is this?

White form of moveable folding elements. Closed position: tight cylinder of 12 legs each hinged at joint with seat element, in turn hinged at top to small circle with inset handle. Form furls out into circular seat composed of 12 wedges spiraling out from central circle with handle; each wedge with hinged leg twisting down into a central shaft, then flaring out to form stable, 12-footed base. Nylon surfaces shows lines and marks of layering from laser syntering process.

Why is this in our collection?

The One__Shot.MGX folding stool is a highly functional form, designed to be manufactured by rapid prototyping technology, a revolutionary digital three-dimensional printing process. In 2008, rapid prototyping is still a relatively new technology, most often employed to produce medical devices or industrial items such as car parts. The French industrial and interior designer, Patrick Jouin, and the Belgian manufacturer, Materialise NV, were among the first to explore this nascent technology for production of furniture, lighting, and products for the domestic landscape. The digital technology allows designers (and will eventually allow consumers) the freedom to create a variety of forms that can be customized... more

This is a folding stool from Belgium. It is dated 2006 and we acquired it in 2008. The Linda and Irwin R. Berman Stool Collection.

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Its medium is

laser-sintered polyamide (nylon)

Its dimensions are

H x diam. (open): 39.7 x 32.1 cm (15 5/8 x 12 5/8 in.) L x diam. (closed): 66 x 10.5 cm (26 x 4 1/8 in.)

We have 1 video that features One__Shot.MGX Folding Stool, 2006.

Collections in Motion: One_Shot Stool

Senior Objects Conservator Annie Hall demonstrates how the One_Shot Stool opens and closes with a smooth folding mechanism.

This object was manufactured by Materialise NV and designed by Patrick Jouin

This object was donated by Linda Berman and Irwin R. Berman

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