The Fluidity Bench by Tianzhu Zhang; How it was Designed and Made

Tianzhu Zhang, an industrial design student started with a computer rendering to design the Fluidity bench, made from wood and concrete, the bench is held together with 3 steel rods.

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Tianzhu Zhang used the computer program to map out the flow of lines as they travelled through the wood and concrete.
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A simulated stress test was also performed via the computer program.
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Once Tianzhu Zhang had the overall look complete, it was time to create the material list of shapes, sizes and numbers.
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The plywood for the Fluidity Bench was cut using a CNC machine and held together with 3 steel tubes.
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a robotic arm carved out the concrete foam forms using ruled surfaces in such a way as to not appear geometric in its final form.
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After the concrete was hardened, it was removed from the mould and attached to the pre-assembled wood slices.
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Photography and Fluidity bench by Tianzhu Zhang
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