- Team members
- Iara David Inês Sousa
- open design - cnc - fablab - multifunctional
"T-AR" is a Open Project Design of a bench created through digital fabrication.
The concept of the “T-AR” project is the “Artisanal Identity”. This idea has a license for Portuguese craftsmanship intrinsically linked to popular culture, where traditions are kept orally from generation to generation. Craftsmanship is part of the cultural identity of a people like each one of us, uniquely. It is critical to preserve art and craft activities, deserving to be treated as a sector of activity of inestimable heritage value.
To materialize this concept, a loom was developed that features tears appealing to the creativity of each of us and to the idea of personalizing each bench, making it a unique art piece.
The essence of this work is to create an open design, that is easy to assemble and easily personalized, in which anyone can make the design self-sufficient and automatic.
The artisanal joins the digital fabrication and prototyping, creating a richer and more personal model.
- Does your design take social and cultural challenges and human wellbeing into consideration?
As it is a personalized design, it easily adapts to each type of person and their interests and needs.
- Does your design support sustainable production, embodying circular or regenerative design practices?
Our design is open, which makes it possible to participate in a circular and regenerative economy, however, it is up to each user of the project to take this initiative.
- Does your design use principles of distribution and open source?
Yes, the project explores the potential of an Open and Distributed Design, it is also about sharing and collaborating in design on a global scale - designed globally and produced locally.
- Does your design promote awareness of responsible design and consumption?
This project was designed for digital fabrication, it already contributes to a more responsible consumption since it will only be printed according to the necessary quantity, avoiding mass production.