Obsessive precision and accuracy, attention to detail, a profound knowledge of material, anonymity and quality are some of the key hallmarks of traditional Japanese craft surprisingly now mirrored in digitally aided manufacture. Digital Daiku is a project that interprets traditional Japanese aesthetic principals, exploring their possibilities for making furniture using contemporary digital manufacturing process.
▽ 三款数字化建造的长凳，digital manufacturing bench
The pieces have been developed through a pragmatic, process driven approach to design, drawing inspiration from the manufacturing technique itself: a 3-axis CNC machine. The resulting furniture objects are simultaneously inspired by and aiming to challenge traditional ways of making and our perceptions of craft in the digital age.
ROUGH WITH THE SMOOTH BENCH
Maple,L 180 x W 53 x H 76cm
▽ 富于传统日本制作工艺的特点，Japanese Tradition Crafts Technics Characteristic
The Digital Daiku benches, crafted from solid maple wood, are characterised by a sense of simplicity and refined rusticity that is nuanced by the pre-programmed behavioural limitations of the machine, creating a dialogue with traditional ways of making.
Maple, L 76 x W 33 x H 44cm
▽ 无微不至的细节，attention to detail in every possible way
By manipulating the intrinsic functionality of the CNC machining process and its software, what would conventionally be viewed as technical imperfection and/or unfinished is re-framed as an idiosyncratic design feature, distinguishing the furniture with an artificial texture that at the same time evokes the rough form of the material in it’s original state.
Maple,L 244 x W55 x H 79cm
▽ 仿真人造纹理呈现材质原始状态，an artificial texture evokes the rough form of the material in it’s original state.
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