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COSMOS by Constantin Wortmann for Next

Photos: Next.

Sending objects into space has traditionally been a tricky and costly thing to do. But now you can have COSMOS in your own space.

These stylish luminaries were designed by Constantin Wortmann and produced by Next for rooms with high ceilings.

The photographs show how the piece was made and although involvement from NASA was unnecessary, it still required the careful execution of a number of technically complex processes.

First a mould was made using a three axis CNC router from a CAD model. This enabled aluminium castings to be made forming a two part tool. Using rotation moulding the luminaries were then cast in a single piece from polythene effectively casting against the inside of the tool. When released COSMOS could be wired and hung.

Not a mission to the moon, but a spacey creation all the same.

Sketch design.

CNC routing the tool mould.

The finished tool mould.

Casting the tool.

The tool casting.

Rotation moulding.

Opening the rotation mould cage.

The fitting being wired.

The fittings in situ.

Gratitude to Stylepark for drawing this product to my attention.

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