A jewel from a productive point of view for the refinement of mechanical machining that leads to the limit the possibilities of the numerical control work centre.
It might sound odd, but if the Renaissance artist could have traded his hammer and chisel for a computer numerical control -CNC- and the right machine tools, we could have had thousands of statues of David carved from a host of different materials.
“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”—Michelangelo (1475-1564)
Imagine what Michelangelo could
have done with a 5-axis milling machine!
5-axis machining involves using a CNC to move a part or cutting tool along five different axes simultaneously. This enables the machining of very complex parts, which is why 5-axis is especially popular for aerospace applications.
Particularly remarkable details are the simple or the comb joints, according to the position of the piece and therefore the weight that must endure.
It is also remarkable the commitment of manual work necessary to assemble the twelve parts that make up the single structure.
Another detail is the insertion of the Vienna straw or fabric padding in the grooves, a work that requires the dexterity of a skilled craftsman.
Completes the work the laser branding, which discreetly recalls the old branding in focus.
Emmanuel Gallina with this project continues a very personal journey in the memory that ranges from the late nineteenth century Vienna with its famous cafés and lounges passing through the 50’s of Marcel Gascoin and French reconstruction and finally arriving to a very contemporary product of highest standards and design that much owes to the formal perfection and the innovative geniality of Vico Magistretti.