Digital Factory is a workshop that utilizes digital outputs to create a wide range of digital products for popular consumption.
The vessels are among Zhoujie's first attempts of transforming 2D sheets into 3D formats.
Products manufactured by traditional industrial production don’t have emotions. Tens of thousands are made from the same mode with no differentiation. Zhoujie thinks himself of a digital crafter. When making the vessels, initial plane sheets were done by laser cutting, but each of the fruit plate was folded and polished by hand. You can still feel the hand crafting characteristic inside it. The integration of digital output and traditional hand crafting has given the product new meanings which differentiate it from other industrial products. With digital generation and digital fabrication, we are able to create unparalleled products to each individual.
The natural beauty of these plates are reflected by their cleverly degrees. Through a sheet of plates, 2D shapes are transformed into 3D figures; the shapes are defined with a reason, which is to enable this transition. In this way, all the shapes come with the plates are only the ways they should be. With the combination of digital output and traditional hand crafting, many possibilities can be given to these vessels.
Sincerely thanks all friends and students who worked on this project. they spent over 6 months and designed more than 80 vessels, exploring wide range of possibilities. Thanks to all of them in helping review the variety and beauty of digital objects.
Early Stage 2013.9‐2015.09
First Edition released with Bundshop and exhibited in London Design Week 2014 Some early samples only in raw material.
Concept Development Stage with ZAOWU 2014.8‐2015.09
We have try to make an app for this project, made everyone play and have the design.
Interactive design Stage 2015.10‐ Current
DV 1.0 First Version 201511:
After lots of tries, we have withdraw the focus on demo for how to interactive more intuitively. First control device and exhibition in Macau International Design Festival 2015.
DV 1.1 Second version 201601
Improved the program and control installation, item was exhibit in 'TRANS‐DESIGN' Shanghai Art & Design Exhibition, West Bund.
Improve the variation.
DV 1.2 third version 201605
Solo Exhibition in Yihaus with Anormaly, 'Randomness of Design', Solo Exhibition.