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PROJECT BRIEF

INITIAL IDEAS

BIOMIMICRY

MIMOSA PUDICA

GECKO

CHAMELEON

PANGOLIN

bi·o·mim·ic·ry [noun] The design and production of materials, structures, and systems that are modeled on biological entities and processes.

THE PROBLEM It is estimated that 100 trees are cut down every minute. An average American uses about 7 trees a year in paper and wood. The furniture industry in itself is a large consumer of wood; IKEA utilizes 1% of the entire world’s commercial wood supply. Utilizing the principles of biomimicry, we strive to create furniture that is recyclable, as well as structural.


ANIMAL BACKGROUND

SPIDER SILK SPIDERS

CLASS : ARACHNIDA ORDER : ARANEAE

PROPERTIES

SUPERCONTRACTION : WHEN EXPOSED TO WATER, CAN SHRINK UPTO 50 % IN LENGTH AND BEHAVE LIKE WEAK RUBBER UNDER TENSION STRENGTH : TENSILE STRENGTH COMPARABLE TO HIGH-GRADE ALLOY STEEL

SIZE : 0.37

MM

- 90

MM

LIFE SPAN : MOSTLY 1-2 YEARS [TARANTULA CAN LIVE UP T0 30 YEARS]

EXTENSIBILITY : CAN STRETCH UPTO 5 TIMES ITS LENGTH WITHOUT BREAKING

HABITAT : OVER 40,000 SPECIES EXIST ALL ACROSS THE GLOBE

HEAT CONDUCTIVITY : BETTER THAN MOST ORGANIC MATERIALS

SILK PRODUCTION : ALL SPIDERS PRODUCE SILK TO CAPTURE PREY, FOR PROTECTION, SHELTER AND ASSISTANCE

STRUCTURE : MOLECULAR, CONTAINS PROTEINS

MOVEMENT : USE MUSCLES AS WELL AS BLOOD PRESSURE RESPIRATION : OBTAIN THEIR OXYGEN THROUGH 4 RESPIRATORY ORGANS LOCATED UNDER THEIR ABDOMEN

USAGE : BLACK WIDOW SILK WAS USED TO MAKE CROSS HAIRS IN BOMB SITES OF WWII AIRCRAFT

REPRODUCTION : SEXUAL, INTERNAL

HOUSE SPIDER SILK USED TO MAKE BAGS AND TO HELP STOP BLEEDING FROM WOUNDS

DEFENSE : COLORATION HELPS IN CAMOFLAUGE , URTICATING HAIRS THAT ARE UNLEASHED

SIMILAR TO MAN-MADE FIBER KEVLAR


MATERIAL EXPLORATION

MINDMAP Structural

Water - Resistant

k e y

Organic

used in our design

Biodegradable not used

Adhesive SpiderSilk Silk Spider Entrapment

Elasticity Flexible

Molecular

Self - Assembly

Heat Conductivity

Tensile

reclaimed wood tension

Structural

Self-Generated

Recyclable

braided polyester

biodegradable nylon

MOODBOARD Strength

cotton rope

cardboard

elastic fishing line


CONCEPT : INTERTWINED

IDEATION WOVEN FIBERS

HIGH TENSION

WOVEN FRAME

A STOOL CONCEPT THAT IS CONSTRUCTED FROM RECYCLABLE WOOD AND HELD TOGETHER SOLELY BY THE TENSION OF ROPE

RECYCLED FRAMES

COFFEE TABLE ROUNDED CORNERS

WOVEN CHAIR STORAGE SPACE LIGHTWEIGHT

WOVEN SLAB


PROCESS

1.

ASSEMBLING THE FRAMES

PRIMING THE FRAMES

2.

5. WEAVING

3.

PAINTING THE FRAMES

PAINTING THE LID

4.


FINAL MODEL

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REFERENCES

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WE AND US

RUTVI GUPTA

YASHVI VIRA

I am a sophomore majoring in Industrial Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. My interests include photography, traveling and seeing the world in its various forms through the eyes of design. The integration of design and technology, that has the capacity to increase the quality of the lives of the masses has captured me, and I hope to exploit this power entirely. Smart and simple design is my mantra, and I hope to follow these two guidelines in my journey ahead.

I am presently studying Industrial Design in the college of Fine Art and Design at the Univeristy of Illinois - Urbana Champaign. Like everyone, I dreamt of becoming successful in life too. But my wish was very simple. I wanted to create innovative things and help the people. My passion for this field lies in its ability to give my dream wings, an opportunity to let me communicate with the users by converting technologies and uses into emotional and innovative products.


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