As the time goes by, window grille gradually loses people’s attention and its practicability. Although it’s hard to rebuild window grille in the house, we can use other ways to keep it. By heating and twisting the modeling, we transform the 2D patterns to 3D. Also, we combine the 3D model with many kinds of products so that the window grille can be preserved in different ways.
After sorting the captured window grilles by shapes and meanings, we picked the unit shape and used laser cutting to carve acrylic, which is easier to be bent and twisted. We could use the heatgun to soften acrylic, bend and twist the shape at will. It is more possible to make the acrylic stereoscopic and become any shapes. We also observed distorted shapes and thought of the possibilities of them being produced, and we gave them meanings to develop a series of productions.
We designed an umbrella stand, a fruit tray, a candlestick, and a teapot mat to blend window grilles with daily life. We hope to recreate the tradition, add new functions to it, and merge it in life. Our biggest expectation is to give window grilles a new look, and pass on the traditional aesthetic culture.