Stav Raguan introduces 'Outline stroke', a series of objects made with a simple "recipe": canvas scraps, a small 3D printer and an iron.
The lockdown sharpens the wits
When the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic gave rise to the various curfews, Stav tried to be creative using the materials he had at home (the canvas in the first place). The need to improvise, on the other hand, led her to develop a new method of digital craftsmanship. The synthesis of this process? Surprising and enlightening. Create an entire collection that includes many elements within it.
Garments of different types, or accessories such as shoes and bags, and elements for home styling such as vases and lampshades. Furniture and clothing. At a guess it is an entire "catalog" that offers a very broad look at the rich variety of possibilities and functions that this method can offer.
Crafts of the near future
I consider this Israeli designer, a recent graduate of the industrial design department of the academy of art and design in Betzalel, a pioneer. Think about it: in fact, Stav has created a new method of digital craftsmanship that allows her to design and manufacture while staying at home. Today the protagonist is the canvas, but the research on materials can bring solutions that today we do not even imagine. Customizations and creative freedom typical of "traditional" craftsmanship, but with a high technological rate. I find it really impressive.
How were these 3D printed canvas objects made?
The great versatility of this method stems from a great background versatility. In a first phase, Stav designed the objects with 3D software. In the second phase of the realization, however, he printed them directly on the canvas using the 3D printer.
At that point it allowed itself “anarchically” to change the rules and reverse the roles of processes and objects. The sewing has been replaced with the ironing of the canvas. Printed connectors were used instead of buttons. Even the patterns on the canvas were added simply by printing intricate textures.