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BRUTAL IRON

Name: Brutal Iron or Iron Brutalism

Type: Project in Course "Lauchhammer - A brand relaunch"

Collaboration: Molding Manufactory Lauchhammer

Date: Winter 2020 to Winter 2021

This project was a collaboration with the molding manufactory Lauchhammer. It's the oldest metal molding company in Northern Europe. Our task, which was also set up as a competition, was to design new products for Lauchhammers shop.

The concept of my design was Iron Brutalism.

Mainly science-fiction films or games show the same view on architecture and design. The cities are characterized by monumental brutal buildings, which are made out of metal. Further there are two types of futuristic styles: organic and geometric. With iron I associate symbolic effects like strength, power, force, resistance or technological advancement. Those characteristics are the target of brutal buildings.

My tape dispenser is inspired by shapes from those buildings. In 20th century the dispenser was made out of molded iron. In this design I go back to the original material. Also the form is inspired by a gearwheel or a millstone, which stand for the industrial revolution and advancement.

I am happy to announce that I'm under the 6 people who get the chance to get their object manufactured. I have finished the model, which is the basis for the iron cast.

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4 steps to put tape into the iron dispenser

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updated final model

the challenge with casting is the tear-off edge

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the model series: FDM prints, two SLS prints and CNC-milled Ureol

the final model for the iron cast

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first FDM model for trying the functionality

the design is made out of two parts

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