A lot of amazing projects made their debut at Milan Design Week, and amongst the most impressive was the “Drawing Machine” conceived and built by Danish designer Eske Rex. Comprised of two nine-foot-tall triangular structures and the flat drawing surface between them, the machine makes drawings with a single pen held at the end of two long arms connected to weighted pendulums. The pendulums move the pen around in circles that vary in size depending on how much weight is placed on them. More weight is harder to pull and thus makes smaller circles while less weight yields larger shapes. If you stack each pendulum with equal weight you get a perfect circle, and if you disperse the weight unevenly you get a lopsided form.
There’s something very simple and relaxing about the above Core 77 film. Shown last week at the Milan furniture show, Salone Milan 2011, the Drawingmachine by Danish designer Eske Rex. Utilizing two pendulums, the machine creates large-scale graphic drawings. Not only are the results stunning, but so is the machine itself and its sounds and movements. I want a drawing. More info from Danish Crafts here: