Manufacturer: .MGX by Materialise
OneShot is a folding stool. It’s also a smart trick: no axle, no scew, no spring or visible hinge. Only by virtue of gravity, a vertical bundle of polyamide rods fluidly unfolds to become a seat. The miracle lies in the technique of Selective Laser Sintering that allows the fabrication in just one shot of the seating surface, the legs and the hidden and integral articulations. OneShot is manufactured in the folded position, which thereby enables the creation of 15 pieces simultaneiously in a machine whose size would normally barely contain 2 unfolded ones.
Patrick Jouin (French, born 1967) graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in 1992. He subsequently worked for Thomson Multimedia and then joined the firm of Philippe starck. in 1999,
Jouin established his own studio for product design and interior architecture. His work is ubiquitous in France: “. . . on a typical day of walking around Paris, one encounters a Patrick Jouin design every 350 meters; he has contributed over 46,000 designs to the urban landscape.” His work in 3-d printing brought him international acclaim, as he was one of the first designers to use this technology for finished pieces rather than prototypes. Jouin has had solo exhibitions at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, and his work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York.