The Matterhorn mountain has always held a fascination for the Swiss designer Boris Dennler. But how to pay homage to the peak in a furniture design way?
In 2016, Dennler heard about the project of a team of senseFly engineers teamed up with Drone Adventures (planning and logistics), Pix4D (data post-processing) and Mapbox (online visualisation) to create the first ever digital 3D model of Switzerland’s majestic Matterhorn mountain (the so-called ‘beautiful mountain’), featuring a resolution of 20 cm.
Then, the real printable shape was available and everything became possible! Few months later, a first lamp prototyp was built in colaboration with Pix4D.
Production is running.
A view of the bio resin molding technic
The first Matterhorn lamp is gifted to Pix4D!
Many thanks to Veronica Alonso who greeted me.
She has shown a great deal of trust and supported me right the way through the developmental work. We made a nice photoshooting!
The lamp base is customizable with laser engraver.
For gifts, slogans, or just a signature.
Work in progress.
This technic of thermoforming was not the right way.
The very first experiments of vaccum thermoforming technic.
Visit EPFL to see the 3D printing park machine and to get the mold for the lampshade.