Patrick Jouin - Moss New York Monday, October 15, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Exhibited

    ‘Reborn’, Moss, New York, April – May 10, 2010

  • Literature

    Gareth Williams, The Furniture Machine: Furniture Since 1990, London, 2006, p. 113 .MGX by Materialise, Materialise your Dreams, Leuven, 2007, pp, 80, 85, 149, 153, 155 Sophie Lovell, Furnish: Furniture and Interior Design for the 21st Century, Berlin, 2007, p. 193
    R. Craig Miller, et. al., European Design Since 1985: Shopping the New Century, exh. cat., London, 2008, p. 104
    Patrick Jouin, Patrick Jouin, exh. cat., Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 2010, pp. 50-51
    Julie Lasky ‘The Classics, Circa 2050’, The New York Times, August 30, 2012, p. D1

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 2004, French designer Patrick Jouin discovered the then-highly experimental manufacturing technique additive layered fabrication and began collaborating with the pioneering Belgian company Materialise. This collaboration resulted in a groundbreaking collection, ‘Solid’. Up until that moment, these manufacturing techniques, then referred to as Rapid Prototyping, had only been used for small- scale models. The processes were used primarily to create prototypes of objects to be eventually manufactured in other materials. Jouin’s seminal collection, true artifacts of a new age, brought to light the endless possibilities and great potential these remarkable manufacturing techniques could add to the repertoire of design.

    The chair shown here was created by means of an industrial prototyping technique called stereolithography, a process resulting in the ‘printing’ of three dimensional structures from a computer aided design model. The designer’s computer drawing is ¤rst mapped into very thin layers. Each layer then slowly materializes when a laser, drawing that slice through either a resin or a polyamide powder, photo-chemically hardens that material. The process is continuously repeated until the complete model is executed, exactly realizing, in three-dimensional form, the original design. Stereolithography allows for the realization of designs that would be virtually impossible to create using more traditional, manual skills.

    The ‘C2 Solid’ chair is in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York.



‘C2’ chair, from the ‘Solid’ series

Epoxy resin.
30 3/8 x 15 5/8 x 21 1/4 in (77.2 x 39.7 x 54 cm)
Produced by .MGX by Materialise, Belgium. Number 4 from the edition of 30. Leg embossed with ‘patrickjouin | solidc2 | 4 / 30’.

$20,000 - 25,000 

Sold for $18,750


16 October 2012
New York