Project
Tara

Skills
Conceptual design, Collaboration, 3D printing

 

Overview
The Digital Bamboo Studio is an experimental project designing objects with the 3D printing technology and the traditional material that is widely used in Indonesia - Bamboo. It is student collaboration between two universities COFA (College of Fine Arts) and ITB (Bandung Institute of Technology)

Collaborators
Christina Fung & Reza Soamantri (COFA), Bimo Atifle & Yola Loviva (ITB).


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Tara is a light and portable torch design that expresses the idea of belonging, it delivers a sense of comfort and security due to social insecurities people may encounter in daily lives. Tara is targeted for the audience who lives with family or in share houses which allows each member of the household to each owns a portable torch, when all torches are returned to the deck it symbolizes the idea of belonging and reunion. We 3D printed the torch to create translucent glow for the torch, along with weaving details as a part of the torch to celebrate the fine and traditional craftsman-ships of the Bamboo artistries.

Photographs by Sherwesh B and Jack Graham

Process

Tara was inspired by different values towards the idea of social insecurities of students between Indonesia and Australia, how both react differently to situations like being alone or being in a group. Base on our inspiration we have come to a decision to design a light that offers a sense of security through the ownership of parts of the light (the torch), and the symbol of reuniting when the torch is returned to the light when the user returns home.

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Exhibition

Tara was exhibited in both in Indonesia and Sydney as a part of the Digital Bamboo Studio Collection.


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