Bitonti’s design process is a blend of cutting edge digital design and manufacturing technologies, aimed to transform mass production.
About this Workshop:
In this course students will work with 3D digital scan data to generate a garment that could be fabricated using cutting edge computer controlled manufacturing methodologies, including laser cutting and 3D printing. Students will be introduced to the limitations and advantages of these types of production and design methodologies. Students will have the opportunity to produce in class a prototype of a digitally fabricated textile using one of these production technologies.
About the Instructor:
Francis Bitonti is ushering in a new manufacturing paradigm through his innovative use of computational design techniques and emerging manufacturing technologies. “I see technology as deeply connected to being human.” says Bitonti, the multidisciplinary designer and founder behind Francis Bitonti Studio.
Bitonti’s design process is a blend of cutting edge digital design and manufacturing technologies, aimed to transform mass production. Looking instead to the future of manufacturing; mass customization, Bitonti sees computational design, smart materials, and interactive environments as opportunities to create new aesthetic languages for our built environment and he has taken that vision and applied it to a wide range of disciplines ranging from architecture to product design to fashion.