Michal’s presentation will be divided between two of his long-term parametric projects: Tylko.com is a start-up with a mission to digitize furniture industry. We aim at delivering perfectly fitted furniture in the easiest possible way. All of Tylko’s pieces are made on-demand with cnc machines. Parametric design with grasshopper is at the very center of the company. It enables data drive feedback and iterating products on a daily basis to optimize for users expectations as well as manufacturing and shipping conditions. Microlattice series developed for Joris Laarman Studio contains three 3d printed chairs where functional conditions are addressed through parametric cells. In aluminum chair the degree of cells openness is a response to forces present in the base shape. Gradient chair is printed in thermoplastic polyurethane, opening of cells enables flexibility, while the closed areas provide rigidity. Adaptation chair is inspired by L-systems and is made from cells than branch out from solid legs at the bottom towards an intricate seat surface.
Michal works within the fields of parametric design, creative coding and computationally aided manufacturing. He is a co-founder of Tylko, a start-up which is out to reinvent the designer furniture industry. As a parametric design consultant Michal worked with award-winning designers including Joris Laarman for whom he created scripts for a series of 3d printed chairs which are now part of collections at Moma and Vitra Design Museum. Michal tutored numerous workshops and is currently a lecturer at School of Form in Poznan. He graduated from Iaac and the Bartlett.
Photo Credits: 1-5: tylko.com
Photo Credits: 6-8: Microlattice series, fot. Joris Laarman Studio, Friedman Benda Gallery, Adriaan de Groot