# 2016

Percy Tools


Chairs authored by an algorithm and printed by a robot

Percy Stools is a series of algorithmically designed and 3D printed furniture. Each piece is generated algorithmically based on a standardised form, while a combination of strict and loose rules combine to create tool paths for the robotic 3D printer to follow. The combination of algorithmic design and robotic fabrication showcases the possibilities that are opening up to Industrial Designers. The final form is rendered in PLA (Polylactic Acid) by the robotic 3D printer.

Ryan Pennings

  • Ryan Pennings
    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

    Ryan Pennings is an Industrial Designer from Melbourne, Australia; with an avid interest in 3D printing and algorithmic design. His curiosity in algorithmic design and it’s application to product design is a key focus of his work. Ryan’s design practice looks to combine parametric, algorithmic and computational design with conventional product design and robotic fabrication.more

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