OSW – Open Source Workshop designed an innovative diffuse furniture system that has the ability to adapt simultaneously to any vertical and horizontal surface. Recently presented at the 2014 Milan Design Week, HELIX is a modular system that generates a continuous interior space.
Its form recalls a natural system that emerges from the structure beneath.
The HELIX system can be used in residential contexts, as well as interior commercial spaces. The modules can vary in size, colour, use and orientation, creating a dynamic space.
The system morphs the space allowing the viewer to follow the visual continuous trajectory generated by the wrapper.
HELIX is manufactured through iterative procedures guided by a 5-Axis robot able to carve out the modules from a solid mass of material. Made of EPS – expanded polystyrene obtained from corn, it is completely recyclable.
The manufacturing process helps to reduce CO2 emissions, allowing the project to be completely executed through fully sustainable processes. Regardless of its lightweight structure, the system is highly resistant due to the resin finish.
*All images and information courtesy of Open Source Workshop.