PRIMO, generative custom coffee tables

Madalin Gheorghe from Studio SIMPLEXIO has created PRIMO, a series of custom coffee tables that combine generative design principles with flexible computer-aided manufacturing systems. The intricate geometry is derived from a space-partitioning algorithm called VORONOI, which deals with means of matter aggregation at cellular levels in nature. The different parameters constitute a sum of factors from which the coffee table emerges into an infinite number of different iterations and at the same time part of a unified aesthetic.

The purpose of the research was to find a way in which a furniture piece can be designed and fabricated so that it can be adapted to any room, dimension and body anatomy. The Grasshopper plugin is a great tool because it is a powerful visual programming language easy to use that can deal with complex approaches. The complexity of the shape wouldn’t have been possible to draw or fabricate otherwise.

By combining low unit costs of digital fabrication with the flexibility of individual customization, we’d created modules that can function together or separately.


Photo Credits:

For Pictures of Tables on white background: Simplexio

For Interior Scene: Design by Hamid Nicola Katrib, Photos: Alex Melente Photography

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Posted Apr 15, 2015 by Andres Gonzalez on Rhino News, etc.