The perfect imperfections life-sized doll furniture

When Slovakian design student Silva Lovasová scaled up toy lamps and chairs, she kept all the flaws in
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Silva Lovasová's 1:1 project. Photo by Peter Sit
Silva Lovasová's 1:1 project. Photo by Peter Sit

Part of the fun of owning a dolls house comes in lavishing it with fancy furnishings, and then dreaming about what it would be like to have them in real life. The Slovakian design student Silva Lovasová has made such a dream a reality, in her diploma project, 1:1. Yet, as her 3D scanning and computer-aided machine tools reveal, model lamps and chairs don’t look quite so good once scaled up to life size.

 

Silva Lovasová's 1:1 project. Photo by Peter Sit
Silva Lovasová's 1:1 project. Photo by Peter Sit

“When creating the objects I deliberately kept the marks left after technological processes which objects had to undergo in order to be finished,” says the student from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava. “I worked roughly. I did not care about the perfect manufacturing.” She adds, “New aesthetics is invented by copying found objects.”

 

Silva Lovasová's 1:1 project. Photo by Peter Sit
Silva Lovasová's 1:1 project. Photo by Peter Sit

Though 1:1 looks like a cohesive collection, the items are made from a variety of substances. The lamp is fashioned from epoxy board, the armchair is milled from extruded polystyrene, while the cups are cast in porcelain.

 

The original items for Silva Lovasová's 1:1 project. Photo by Peter Sit
The original items for Silva Lovasová's 1:1 project. Photo by Peter Sit

Though none of the works were 3D printed, they were scanned and cut digitally, offering us some insight into the simple hacks new technology now affords designers. To read more, go here. For greater insight into how technology has changed product design, take a look at our New Technologies book, which examines 333 objects made possible by technological innovation, from the 1960s up until now. Buy the book from the people who made it, here.



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