REALISING LOST HISTORIES
BY JAKE KANER
Ib Kofod-Larsen (1921-2003) produced technical drawings of designs for furniture models for G-plan between 1958 and 1967. A small number of these drawings were manufactured by G-plan, High Wycombe, UK for their Danish range. The larger proportion of the designs did not reach manufacture stage and these are hence unknown. This paper observes a range of electronic tools (e-tools) to create virtual reconstructions of these unknown designs to evolve understanding of Kofod-Larsen’s work.
The e-tools considered here are scanning, vector software, 3-D modelling software, Computer Aided dDesign, Rapid Proto- typing (RP) and 3-D printing.
The three-dimensional (3-D) visualisation and model making RP processes offer additional benefits to conservators. These e-tools may improve the replacement of losses, provide accurate measurement of surface topology and help identify problematic surfaces