The OpenStructures blog.

OS > Gamebox (starterskit!)

on 2015-04-22 05:57




OpenStructures as (is!) a game.

OS for the Hack/Play exhibition
at the Vlaams Cultuurhuis, De Brakke Grond - Amsterdam

From the Hack / Play website:
"Life is a party game - but who are the other players? Usually, we choose to
play with like-minded people, people like ourselves, people from within
our group. Within our group, we know the winners, the objectives and the
right thing to do. It only gets really exciting when we switch to
another group of players. In the exhibition Let's Start Playing the
Game!, artists and visitors will shake up both the form and rules of
such social games. New relationships and habits will be tried, tested
and ventured in the arena of distraction. "

Exhibition curation by Freek Lomme
Graphics (OS gameboard + gameboxes) by Yorit Kluitman.
New OS contributions by Marianne Cardon, Thomas I'Anson and Thomas Guillieux.





OpenStructures, the game:

From the game rules:
"By purchasing this box, you have joined an open society of contribution; an ongoing process of creation and reconfiguration. This game has no beginning and no end. It can be enjoyed as a single player or in group, locally or globally, anywhere, anytime and by anyone.

You can use, edit or reproduce existing designs but you can also decide to contribute new designs.
You can build something useful and/or meaningful ... or you can just spend your time tinkering about.

Your mission is to build an open modular object that contains at least one of the parts that you found in your box."








Game rules








Game board

































playing / building / making
pictures + process by Thomas I'Anson








playing / building / making
pictures + process by Thomas Guillieux










OpenStructures performing live!

on 2015-03-26 05:29
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Very proud to release our very first OpenStructures introduction movie / 'how-to' manual / commercial!

Developed within the context of
the USM Haller project50 initiative



Dorien Schetz
stop-motion animation

Muriel Claeys
sound editing, mixing, voice

Thomas Lommée
concept / script /editing / graphics / voice

Marianne Cardon
script, production










OS > Stools by Lukas Wegwerth

on 2015-03-23 21:19
Posted in: OS explorations .
OS stools by Lukas Wegwerth.
Based on Lukas' scaffolding knot.

All stools were developed for the Fusion bar at Interieur Kortrijk 2014.

















OS > Lampshade by Marianne Cardon

on 2015-03-21 21:25
Posted in: OS explorations .
Half lamp shade



















Half of a lamp shade, a desk lamp, a bedside lamp, a pencil holder, a hanging flowerpot...

Watch the how-to manual here!

Design by Marianne Cardon







Half lamp shade process















OS > Milan

on 2015-03-20 13:57
Posted in: OS exhibitions .



The exploration of "Rethink the modular" USM concept began with a workshop at the domain de Boisbuchet in September 2014 with "USM Masterclasses" from seven leading international design schools. Workshop results were presented at this year Milan Furniture Fair, in an event that presented a comprehensive and kaleidoscopic interpretation of modularity today.

The ENSCI - Les Ateliers Masterclass, lectured by Thomas Lommée, worked on a series of modular objects, based on the OS grid, in which each object is sharing one or multiple parts together / between each other. 

Watch all workshop results here.




































"Rethink the modular" USM exhibition
Milan Furniture Fair, April 2015


Participating ENSCI - Les Ateliers students:

Maud Bausier
Celia Torvisco
Fanny Serouart
Fanny Muller
Maxime Loiseau
Antoine Giret
Céline Coq
Alexandre d’Orsetti
Florian Bédé
Sylvain Chassériaux



Other participating schools:

Parsons New School of Design (nyc, US)
ECAL, Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne (lausanne, CH)
Tokyo Tech, Tokyo Institute of Technology (tokyo, JP)
HfG Karlsruhe (Germany, GER)
NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano (milan, I)



Curated by:

Tideo Von Oppeln
Burkhard Meltzer



Scenography:

Christoph Blaas



Publication:

Giulia Stoll







A USM initiative.

















OS > USM50 Workshop at Domaine Boisbuchet

on 2015-03-19 18:10
Posted in: OS workshops .



From the 14th until the 21rd of September 2014 USM organised the USM Master Class at Domaine Boisbuchet within the framework of their 50th anniversary initiative.
During the 8 days, a selection of design, art, architecture and fashion students worked with internationally renowned authors from Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy, USA and Japan on the concept of modularity.

A group of ENSCI-Les Ateliers students was mentored by Thomas Lommée and asked to work within the framework the OpenStructures project.








Workshop assignment:








Workshop results:


































Participating ENSCI - Les Ateliers students:

Maud Bausier
Celia Torvisco
Fanny Serouart
Fanny Muller
Maxime Loiseau
Antoine Giret
Céline Coq
Alexandre d’Orsetti
Florian Bédé
Sylvain Chassériaux



Other participating schools:

Parsons New School of Design (nyc, US)
ECAL, Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne (lausanne, CH)
Tokyo Tech, Tokyo Institute of Technology (tokyo, JP)
HfG Karlsruhe (Germany, GER)
NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano (milan, I)



Curated by:

Tideo Von Oppeln
Burkhard Meltzer



Workshop coordination & publication:

Giulia Stoll









A USM initiative.














OS > poster for 10 years DaMN magazine

on 2015-02-11 11:29
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OpenStructures' contribution to 'A matter of perception',
celebrating 10 years of Damn magazine.





Second poster proposition by Léonie Durr.











OS > Strata series by Jan Geboers

on 2015-01-21 15:07



The Strata Series is a series of structures assembled with the Ortho system developed by Jan Geboers. Ortho is a modular structural system based on the open matrix of OpenStructures. The connecting element that makes some construction methods possible is a powerful tool with which you can create and customize different types of objects. It allows you, within the fixed idiom, to create for example furniture according to your own taste and needs ranging from the type of furniture, material, composition and dimensions to the finish of the product. 

A project by Jan Geboers.
www.jangeboers.be
























OS > Timelab interior by Lieven Standaert

on 2015-01-20 12:06
Posted in: OS explorations .







The new Timelab interior is entirely based on the OS grid :)!

Timelab is a hands-on workspace for creation and innovation in the city of Ghent, Belgium. Makers, thinkers, doers gather on open lab days, workshops, weekends and events.

Interior design by Lieven Standaert.
www.timelab.org
























We like > http://thingsfittingperfectlyintothings.tumblr.com/

on 2015-01-19 08:47


From
http://thingsfittingperfectlyintothings.tumblr.com/

'Seeing totally unrelated objects perfectly nestle inside of each other provides a certain kind of peace in an otherwise chaotic world.'

We couldn't agree more.