AESTUS is a series of stratified wooden vases exploring a new synthesis of traditional materials and modern technology. Carved from hundreds of layers of wood by an industrial robot, the vases capture the fluidity of the machine's movements in the depth of the wooden texture.
AESTUS is both a story of material exploration as it is of technical prowess. Each of the four vases in the series is meant as both an expression of the aesthetics of a modern manufacturing process, as well as a statement for contemporary wood design.
odk.design seeks to celebrate the dynamic relationship between material and machine, and to explore the forces of formation in robotic fabrication. It was founded by German architecture and design researcher Oliver David Krieg in 2018. Building on almost ten years of experience in digital manufacturing of complex wood structures, odk.design seeks to express the forces of formation in robotic fabrication, and to explore the dynamics of human, material and machine.