Shapes of Sweden
Lilian van Daal won the Volvo Design Challenge with a project that investigated whether the car seat could make way for a recyclable alternative of natural, non-scarce materials.
Using technology to apply nature-based knowledge to a contemporary Volvo.
Following this principle, Lilian van Daal investigated whether the conventional car seat (composed of materials such as metals, plastics and foam) could make way for a recyclable alternative of natural, non-scarce materials. She conducted materials and forms research and experimented with 3D printing techniques that enable natural structures to be reproduced in great detail. She then designed a car seat made of pinewood – a material that turned out to have all the right properties and which is plentifully available in Sweden. The prototype has been made in collaboration with 3D Systems Benelux.
Source: Shapes of Sweden