Exorbit

[img_assist|nid=37|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=80|height=80]Exorbit is a ventilator, produced with Rapid Prototyping, that by means of the technology surpasses your expectations of what a conventional ventilator should look like. Neither are the rotors the striking element nor does the object turn itself around its axis. The context of form and function has been radically reinterpreted. Can a net make wind? Does a rotating body have to turn around the centre?

The ventilator is built out of several interacting parts that are printed into each other. The main object is the body. It takes its inspiration from the macro structure of a butterfly wing and holds the rotors from inside. It also has an elliptic running surface over which it is turned. That is the reason why the ventilator moves elliptically. This movement is supposed to emphasize that objects built by means of Rapid Prototyping can be free of any norms and convention, superficially and functionally.
Project in Co-operation with Johanna Spath. www.johannaspath.com
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more pictures on Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/tsopanid/tags/exorbit/