“The digital world is filtered through every aspect of our lives and sometimes the digital and material worlds clash. That creates conflict,” said Arpi, who was born in Armenia and raised in Germany. Quote: “The objective of my atelier is learning how to transition from the material world to the digital world and back with minimal losses in between.”– Lilit
Students began by studying Armenian rug patterns and experimenting with physical materials such as wood, metal and paper. Building on that experience, they created 3D patterns using Rhino, 3D modeling software, and Grasshopper, which is used for generative algorithms and 3D geometry. In the final phase, students created objects based on their digital patterns ranging from lighting systems and curtains to coasters and jewelry.