MAINSAIL

The screen was first conceived as an aesthetic response to what a screen was, rather than focusing on the privacy of the screen I was far more interested in the visual aspect of it. This idea lead into an exploration into the visualization of seafaring screens otherwise known as sails.

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Initial sketches where focused on the frame of the screen and how it could support a sail like screen rested within it, through iterations the design was simplified into it’s base needs, the result was a simple movement of a 45 degree angle supporting the fabric in the typical expression of a sail.

 
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STRUCTURE

With the frame completed, it needed a base for it to stand and take on it’s role as a screen. Multiple tests based on balance and construction of various types of stands were tried.  The final result was a stand that slid down the form of the frame allowing a range of motion and levels of privacy.

 
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Explorations in patterning

 
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Overall the final expression was a mix of explorations, of frame, support, cloth, pattern, and of color, while no where near complete explorations of these ideas. Their synthesis resulted in a screen to rival it’s seafaring brethren.