By definition creases are lines or ridges formed along a surface due to some deformation such as folding, crumpling, crushing, etc. What they do is hold a surface moment taut while a neighboring area billows away toward yet another crease or edge. When handled properly they can produce exquisite and elegant surface articulations.
This project applies the creasing found in smiles and car bodies to the primary surfaces of an island bar. Performance aside, the goal is to produce an affect that might be called a smirky elegance. The surfaces are designed as CNC milled hardwood panels. The panelization logic is also based on automotive design where panel edges oftentimes abruptly cut through the surface articulations of the overall car body.
Private Residential Bar/ 2011
principal: Ramiro Diaz-Granados