Graduation Project

Lauren Leerdam


Department: Man and Activity


Lauren Leerdam has experimented with cable netting to see if he could find new uses for it, resulting in this striking shelving unit. In its traditional form, the industrial material is based on a flexible 2D netting structure that consists of wires and connectors. Lauren found that when stretched, the latticework not only becomes more open, allowing for more organic shapes, it actually gains in strength as well. His new design allows the cables to gain a third dimension, depth, and with the added shelves, the framework locks itself into place.

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Photographs: Nicole Marnati