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Colfront

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Project overview 

Project overview 

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Design studio Daphna Laurens spawns the unification of designers Daphna Isaacs Burggraaf and Laurens Manders. As graduates of the Design Academy Eindhoven, their combined scope ranges from bespoke items to carefully crafted interior designs. Without question, their forte lies in the fabrication of objects and products. Daphna Laurens apply a variety of methods to accomplish their designs, largely depending on the assignment. However, one thing that characterizes the studio is the playful and intuitive approach that is wielded in the designing process.

For Daphna Laurens, the In4nite II project commenced by familiarizing themselves with the Colback material. Daphna Laurens distinguish themselves as a design studio with a strong focus on shape, materialization, and material interaction with people; Colback gave them the impression to be principally ‘technical.’

 

 

Design studio Daphna Laurens spawns the unification of designers Daphna Isaacs Burggraaf and Laurens Manders. As graduates of the Design Academy Eindhoven, their combined scope ranges from bespoke items to carefully crafted interior designs. Without question, their forte lies in the fabrication of objects and products. Daphna Laurens apply a variety of methods to accomplish their designs, largely depending on the assignment. However, one thing that characterizes the studio is the playful and intuitive approach that is wielded in the designing process.

For Daphna Laurens, the In4nite II project commenced by familiarizing themselves with the Colback material. Daphna Laurens distinguish themselves as a design studio with a strong focus on shape, materialization, and material interaction with people; Colback gave them the impression to be principally ‘technical.’

 

Generally speaking, Colback applications aren’t aesthetically attractive, or even visible in the final products; its end-users neither see nor feel the material. Daphna Laurens decided to take on the challenge of turning the material into ‘Colfront,’ a material that does look and feel attractive.

Upon searching for suitable techniques to tool the material, Daphna Laurens were led to the discovery of Ultrasonic Welding. The technique made it possible to create a series of objects/products that are made entirely out of Colback, since the weld (or ‘bond’) is created by locally applying high-frequency ultrasonic acoustic vibrations. This means that no adhesives or any other material is added to create the final product.

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Ultrasonic welding made it possible to turn Colback into ‘Colfront,’ a material that looks and feels attractive and create a series of objects that are made entirely out of Colback,  since the weld (or ‘bond’) is created by locally applying high-frequency ultrasonic acoustic vibrations.

Ultrasonic welding made it possible to turn Colback into ‘Colfront,’ a material that looks and feels attractive and create a series of objects that are made entirely out of Colback,  since the weld (or ‘bond’) is created by locally applying high-frequency ultrasonic acoustic vibrations.

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Meet the designer

Meet the designer

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Name
Daphna Laurens

Product

Colfront

 

Materials used

SM 100- PET/PA (grey)

WA 100 PET/PA (white)

PET/PA  (black)

Techniques Used

Ultrasonic welding


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