Sandy&Core, modular street furniture 3D printed

Sandy&Core is a collection of street furniture printed in 3D and it is the final project of degree of two product design students at ESDi: Raúl Córdoba Mumbrú and Arnau Santamaria Viñas.sandy-core-more-with-less-design-magazine-11

Sandy&Core is a street furniture that adapts itself to the new ages and to the local needs by playing with modularity and 3D printing

sandy-core-more-with-less-design-magazine-13The name of this project is what best defines it. Sandy refers to the sandy texture of strata so typical of this collection and of the 3Dprinting. On the other hand, Core means nucleus. In this case it describes one of the modules that does the function of connection between several pieces, turning it into the modulating nucleus.sandy-core-more-with-less-design-magazine-23This final degree project arises from the observation of the current street furniture: cold, impersonal, static furniture that looks more for the resistance to vandalism than a functional design for the user. On the other hand, the pieces of furniture that we can find today on the market seem to be standard. But they are installed on very diverse places of the planet, where the places, enviroment and societies are totally different.sandy-core-more-with-less-design-magazine-22Sandy&Core looks for a sensorial interaction, a sense of identity and community with its modularity and versatility that allows an infinite number of combinations that can grow or decrease like the communities do. All of this, using 3D printed concrete, a very modern technology that allows a constant change in the design, since it is not necessary molds and supposes a saving in the manufacture.sandy-core-more-with-less-design-magazine-24Its organic wavy forms allow a variable ergonomics and inclination to sit on more natural and comfortable form that in the rigid banks that we can find nowadays in the street.sandy-core-more-with-less-design-magazine-14In the collection we find two units: Sandy and Core. Both modules have different models according to itsuse. Sandy is the biggest unit which can be printed as a bench, seat or as a planter of 178L. Whereas Core is the smallest module, which can be a seat, a planter of 55L or a bin.sandy-core-more-with-less-design-magazine-15