My final project has been difficult for me to figure out. There are so many possibilities that I am struggling to make design constraints to brainstorm within. I want to take inspiration from well thought out engineering, simple yet elegant. I want to make something that I can use every day, not something that will just hang on a wall like my upcycling project. I think I want to go with a more minimalistic approach with primarily organic shapes and few elements.
I have really always liked the look of machined or welded aluminum, and it is a medium I have never worked with. I also think that this material would complement the minimalist aesthetic well because it is relatively easy to polish and has a nice sheen that isn’t too bright. I have thought about building a car part or something storage related like a pencil holder, but I am not sure how to make it dynamic.
I have also considered using other mediums like wood or titanium because they both have aesthetically appealing surface finishes. However, I want to primarily construct my final project from one material. I think it would be really cool to mill something out of an interesting chunk of driftwood, like a bowl or an organization device for my tools. I could even use urethane to fill in the cracks so the final product could be watertight. Again, I would want to create smooth flowing lines and minimal features throughout the piece, not only to make it less liable of breaking, but also to stay within the minimalist aesthetic. I still have a lot to figure out with my final project, but I would really appreciate your suggestions on what you think would be interesting yet useful.
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