Statīvs Display System
Statīvs is a modular shelving arrangement intended for use in retail stores as a “point of sale”. The display system is designed to harness the power of novel robotic fabrication. Drawing from aesthetics of premium skincare retailers such as Aesop, the bespoke nature of this system compliments exotic allure of the brand.
This was final the outcome after experimenting with foam hot wire cutting on a UR-10 robot arm. See UR-10 Hot Wire Cutting.
Robotic hot-wire cutting allows the rapid creation of highly customisable foam moulds - each slightly different - which can then be used to assemble dynamic structures with direction and energy normaly difficult to achieve with concrete.
The interlocking pin system does not require substantial drillings or fixings to existing walls. The wall merely stabilises the modules.
The project was part of RMIT's Studio Roboto. We had to experiment with and design around the unique constraints of each robotic fabrication process and program the robots using Grasshopper 3D.
Statīvs was designed and fabricated in collaboration with;
YEW VUI LEONG
Other experiments from this studio included large scale 3D printing on a Kuka KR-150 and incremental sheet forming.