Theme: SIGGRAPH Core
The One_Shot.mgx foldable stool, designed by Patrick Jouin, was produced for the design collection of Materialise MGX. The project is an investigation of using rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing technologies in the field of industrial design.
The stool is made in polyamide, using a 3D printing technology known as selective laser sintering. The seating surface and the legs of the stool emerge from the machine at once (in "one shot"), as do the springs and hinges, concealed within the structure of the stool. With a simple, elegant twist, much like opening an umbrella, an array of vertical elements transforms into a stool.