Orproject is pleased to present Umami Series, a bowl and a vase manufactured in stainless steel, which have been developed for manufacturer Art d’Inox. The prototypes were on display at the India Design, (p)ROTO-type 2.0 exhibition curated by Vishal K Dar, due for production of limited editions.
Orproject has used its research into anisotropic material aggregations to develop the geometries, which form networks, surfaces and volumes based on single curved metal sheets. Digitally calculated as material deformations of force-based vector fields, the morphologies create dense and open distributions of the steel strips that distort and form curved volumes. Both the vase and bowl are made up of undulating layers of stainless steel which meet and connect at varying intervals. This system creates a space-enclosing volume which nestles around the core of the vase or the objects to be placed on the bowl. As a result, the opacities and translucencies of the objects deviate and generate continuously flowing geometries.
Project Designer: Rajat Sodhi
Project Team: Sambit Samant
Client: Art d’Inox
Manufacturer: Rachaita Creative Solutions
Photographs: Sumedh Prasad