lowtech: the machine
A complex technology is hardly accessible. The understanding of technology is essential to modify or enhance products and processes as well as creating new products due to a manual intervention.
To transfer the explored knowledge (bachelor thesis) to the field of design, this work picks up the old technology of a ropery. Based on this low-tech procedure, which importance is only referable to signs as for example street-names (Reeperbahn), a machine was created to transfer an ancient knowledge to contemporary design matters. During the process the up coming ropes will be manipulated in material and form so that they will become new products.
The machine is a fundamental element of the lowtech design process to create new products due to manual intervention.