Daborah Pulles, Cheng Shiun You (students) and Loe Feijs , Jun Hu, Mathias Funk (teachers)

Students and professors of Industrial Design
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Eindhoven, The Netherlands

The art works proposed are examples of results of a yearly course offered to industrial design master students at TU/e.
The workshop serves to teach mathematical principles to design students. The students defined tessellations in turtle graphics using the Oogway library for Processing and the classical tessellation theory of Heesch and Kienzle.
Oogway is a happy marriage of turtle graphics and splines. But we do not stop at a digital representation of their tessellation design, we continue to cut their tessellations in perspex, wood, felt, adhesive plastic, felt and so on
(using vector graphics output from Oogway). It moves the abstract concepts of math into the real world.

Sleeping guy
Sleeping guy
50 x 35 x 1 cm
Perspex and wood (laser-cut)

The sleeping guy by Cheng Shiun You is a tessellation of Heesch type TG1G2TG2G1. It is about sleeping and dreaming. The sleeping guy and the dream popping out of his head are done in different materials.

Layered bird
Layered bird
15 x 15 x 2 cm
Perspex (laser-cut)

The layered bird by Daborah Pulles appears when the wing and body are combined into one art-piece. The wing is based on Heesch Type TTTT, the body on TTTTTT, which are chosen such that they are compatible.