Branch Out Trestles
Branch Out Trestles detail
Branch Out connector
3d printed branch
fallen wood stick before 3d manipulated for casting

My aim was to make a small intervention using a natural form, whilst utilizing the 3D scanner, 3D software and stereo lithography technologies. I was inspired by the fallen branches whilst walking in the forest. These branches would otherwise eventually biodegrade into the earth.

Digital technologies from Metropolitan Works gave me the opportunity to explore these beautiful pieces of nature. I scanned found branches in 3D and subtly manipulated them in a 3D program. The manipulated branches were then rapid-prototyped and cast. The cast branches were then used as connectors in conjunction with my collected fallen branches.

They can be used to make basic items of furniture such as trestles, table frames, stools or coat stands.

Branch Out