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

Building on the success of 10 TEN X, the TEN collective continued to showcase work that emphasised sustainability at 100% Design each year. In 2009, the brief for TEN XYZ was to create a project using digital technologies.

Inspired by the fallen branches in the forest, Studiomama worked with Metropolitan Works with the aim of creating a small intervention using a natural form, alongside 3D scanner, 3D software and stereo lithography technologies.

Scanning fallen branches and subtly manipulating them in a 3D programme, enabled the rapid-prototyping and casting of additional pieces. The simple skeletal structures were used as connectors in conjunction with the original branches. The branches and connectors can be used in various configurations to make basic items of furniture such as trestles, table frames, stools or coat stands.

Branch Out has been featured in several books and magazines including Dezeen and Designboom.

Branch Out 2009