Joel Frank

PROTOTYPE v.2: DETAIL

RHINO 3D MODEL

Bed-Side Computer Holders

Tired of not having anywhere to put my laptop after watching Netflix or working in bed..I designed and built these bedside wall-mount computer holders. Where do you put your computer at night? On the night stand? Next to your water? Next to your wine? Save space and save your computer's life from spillage, use a wall-mount computer holder. 

MATERIALS: Purple Heart, Maple, Stainless Steel

3D RENDERING OF MODEL SPACE


3D RENDERING: v.1

BUILT VERSION: DETAIL

MATERIALS: Acacia Wood, Cast Acrylic, Resin, Stainless Steel

 

3D RENDERING OF MODEL SPACE 

BUILT VERSION

CAN OUR URBAN ENVIRONMENTS BECOME SENTIENT PARTICIPANTS IN OUR DAILY LIVES? CAN THESE IMMERSIVE SPACES ACTIVATE OTHERWISE NEGLECTED VOIDS?



 
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AT-AT WALKER SIDE TABLES

Commuting over the Bay Bridge is zero fun. To find solace, my imagination was caught anthropomorphizing the shipping cranes that jut into Oakland skyline. I learned later that George Lucas was afflicted by the same daydream and as a result designed his iconic At-At Walkers (All Terrain Armored Transport) from his 87' Star Wars film, Empire Strikes Back. Merging that with a design research project i was working on at the time, Shinto Torii Gates of Japan, was compelled to design and build these side tables that merge each influence. Learning to layer influences into something new and cohesive is an essential skill for a designer. 

PLAN VIEW + DIMENSIONS

BUILT VERSION

Materials:

 Black Walnut, Purple Heart, and Maple Wood.

3D RENDERING: At-At WALKER SIDE TABLE