Demo Hour


Issue: XIX.1 January + February 2012
Page: 6
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Rhett Russo, Katrin Mueller-Russo

Our interest in the traditional Chinese ceramic tea stool influenced the design of the T-Stool. The design is based upon the cylindrical form of a hollow vessel, which is strong in compression. Textile played an important role during the fabrication process. The form is generated through the manual folding of a flat textile into a hollow three-dimensional volume. This transformation has been complemented by the use of digital tools, and our implementation of the textile as a device to produce a singular structural shell in ceramic.


Photo by Rhett Russo (© Specific Objects)

* Authors

Rhett Russo
New Jersey Institute of Technology | [email protected]

Katrin Mueller-Russo
Pratt Institute | [email protected]