Mini I Sphinx Sofa – Design and Math / Ahylo Studio

Mini I Sphinx, design and math Ahylo Studio

Project: Mini I Sphinx Sofa
Designed by Ahylo Studio
Construction by Cartesius 3D
Design team: Ioulietta Zindrou, Ezio Blassetti, Pavlos Xanthopoulos
Dimensions: 3.60m x 1.60m | h:1.16m
Photographs by Ioulietta Zindrou, Mauricio Cordova
Special thanks to Dionysia Daskalaki
Year: 2011

Mini I Sphinx is a particular “sofa”. I have used quotes because the design made by Ahylo Studio falls into the geometry of an architectural piece and very little into the geometry of a simple sofa. Designed with the help of mathematical algorithms, the curves are adjusted to the proportions of the human body, in order to provide as many accessible positions. Mini I Sphinx is a piece of art that is dedicated to relaxation and the possibility to valorize the elegance and charm of this piece are limited only by imagination.

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Algorithmic design processes allow for the genetic growth of complex form(s), with the use of simple syntactic rules. Tension and gravity are forcing the mean curvature towards zero and the surfaces tend to become minimal. The mathematical curves are adjusted to the human body proportions, in order to welcome many different sitting positions. It is a piece of art that can function as a sitting element and remain open for any future affect.

Mini I Sphinx, design and math Ahylo Design Studio

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design and math, Ahylo Design Studio

design and math, Ahylo Design Studio

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