At the corner of Via Gaetano Crespi and Via del Canzi in Ventura Lambrate is a surprising vertical installation, a fragmented wall that juxtaposes light and dark, full and empty, organic and digital — this is the ScanToProduction installation by Hironori Yoshida, Giacomo Cantoni and Pietro Pagliaro.
ScanToProduction is an example of a continuous production process that analytically detects and acquires the peculiarity of a material (in this case, the wood grain), and then adapts the fabrication methods or interventions to the physical properties and heterogeneous nature of the material itself.
Hironori Yoshida has worked with hybrid materials for years, moving from Rotterdam to Carnegie Mellon University and then back to Europe to the ETH Zürich. This installation is a new iteration in his field of work, with a partly different manufacturing process behind it. As before, the material features are scanned, but this time the processed images are translated into motion paths for a seven-axis industrial robot, which works the material in a one-shot process based on an algorithmic calculation. After carving into the wood according to the digital instructions, the gaps are filled with polyester resin, obtaining a new and stronger hybrid material based on the qualities of the source material.
Follow the link for a sneak preview of the fabrication process used for the panels.
Through 14 aprile 2013
Hironori Yoshida, Giacomo Cantoni e Pietro Pagliaro: Scan to Production
Ventura @ Work
Via Gaetano Crespi corner via del Canzi,
Zona Ventura, Lambrate, Milan