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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.advisor van der Lei, Anna Horvath, Zsuzsanna 2018-06-28T12:57:41Z 2018-06-28T12:57:41Z 2018
dc.description.abstract Paper cutting has been a well-known and developed form of art for centuries, traditionally performed in China and Japan since the invention of paper. It is still popular today with even newer ways of cutting emerging from the use of modern technologies. This thesis builds on current and traditional paper cutting methods to develop a new type of material manipulation using digital fabrication. The focus of this work is on practice-based material research of paper, cardboard, wood pulp, plywood and metal, and explorative prototyping using cutting and bending techniques to reshape the thin sheets into three-dimensional objects, aiming to widen the boundaries of material use. The research is based on self-developed cutting patterns and is documented by photos and videos of the process and outcome. After the first tests are conducted on the selected materials, they are analysed and evaluated based on the material characteristics after the cutting process, the cutting patterns and resulting shapes, durability as well as possible functions. After careful consideration, one particular cutting pattern has been selected to be developed into the final outcome of this thesis, a pendant lamp. The design process is documented by sketches, computer models, photographs of mock-ups and prototypes. After several sets of prototypes, Sila pendant lamp is been refined to its current shape incorporating the feedback from the public and professionals in three consecutive exhibitions, where it was presented. en
dc.format.extent 152
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Thin cuts en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu fi School of Arts, Design and Architecture en
dc.subject.keyword material experimentation en
dc.subject.keyword laser cutting en
dc.subject.keyword paper en
dc.subject.keyword lighting design en
dc.subject.keyword plywood en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201806283711
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Maisterin opinnäyte fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Kokkonen, Ville
dc.programme fi

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