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Ch28. 拆招CMF設計談磨石子不只是石子

CMF is a specific discipline within industrial design that focuses on the development of a product’s color, material, and finish. Unwrap CMF shares bite-sized stories of CMF Design to inform and inspire those interested in this niche yet fascinating field, with digestible contents for anyone and everyone. Comments and inspirations are welcome!

As the very first returning chapter, let’s start with something basic. Shall we? ?

Not only CMF is a field for colors and materials, but it also stands for the manufacturing processes to deliver a design intent. That means, whatever is drawn on paper needs to be turned into real products. There are often many manufacturing solutions to achieve the same design look, and each solution usually comes with different pros and cons.

I had to take a break from blogging because I was wrapping up a restoration project of a midcentury house ? One of the tasks was to source for a replacement of a crumbling terrazzo wall.

Terrazzo? That is a material that most of us aren’t unfamiliar with. Isn’t it made of cement and marble chips?

Well, that is indeed the traditional way of achieving the pattern. But there are more.

The same pattern can also be achieved by printing, directly on top of the product surface, via film lamination, or water-transfer. However, printed surface usually seems flat or too pixelated, resulting in a lack of depth. Having said that, there is luxury flooring that uses texture and improved printing to bring out a more realistic terrazzo look. Downside? It can be quite pricy.

On a positive note, printed terrazzo allows flooring to be much thinner and lighter. And most of them are cheaper than the actual terrazzo.

In comparison, you will find chip-mixing terrazzo material to have a stronger and more sophisticated layering effect. There are different ingredients that can be added into the mixing: cement or epoxy for the base, and as for the chips, marble, glass, recycled plastic, or…eggshells! (Check out ?? Nature Squared, beautiful speckle tiles made of eggshells).

So there that is, a simple terrazzo pattern can be achieved via many methods, so is your design!

Continue reading:
Ch4. Unwrapping CMF Design on Design Concepts Brought to Life
Ch21. Unwrapping CMF Design on Pattern Design – The Fashion Piece of CMF



CMF為Color Material and Finishing,屬於工業設計旗下專注於產品色彩、材質、及表面處理工藝的關鍵一環。Unwrap CMF彩材拆拆圍繞著這個主題,以淺而易懂的小故事拆解CMF設計的日常。歡迎留言分享!

作為回歸週更的第一章,先來點基礎的吧?

CMF不僅是顏色和材質的領域,同時代表實現設計構想的 生產製造工藝 。也就是說,畫在紙上的構想最終都需要轉化成現實中的產品。相同的設計外觀通常可經由多種不同的製造工藝來實現,而每個方案都有各自的優缺點需要作為考量。

八九月的時候,因為正在如火如荼的進行一座老屋的修復案,使得我不得不暫停每週的 彩材拆拆 。老屋修復的其中一項任務正是尋找損毀的 磨石子 牆面的替代方案。

磨石子?這好像對大多數人不是很陌生的材料耶~它不是用水泥和石子製作的嗎??

嗯… 話說沒錯,不過這只是傳統的製造工藝,其實還有更多實現的方式。

同樣的紋理圖案也可以通過直接在產品表面上印刷、薄膜貼合、或水轉印來實現。 然而,印製的磨石子紋理通常顯得扁平,或因為印刷細緻度不足,使整體缺乏層次感。雖說如此,市面上也是有奢華磁磚運用肌理和改善印刷技術的方式,使仿磨石子紋理顯得更為生動自然。缺點呢,就是一分錢一分貨,越細膩真實就越要求厚實的錢包。

往好的方面想,印製的仿磨石子地板更輕、更薄,價格通常也比真的磨石子更為實惠。

相比之下,實際運用顆粒拌勻的磨石子檯面往往更具豐富的層次質感。可用於製造的成份也有多種選擇:基底常見的有 水泥環氧樹脂 ,至於其中的顆粒碎片, 大理石玻璃再生回收塑膠 都非常常見,甚至…蛋殼都可以做為選材唷!(?? Nature Squared —— 由蛋殼碎片製作而成的撒點瓷磚,美呆了?)。

所以啦~光是磨石子紋理就有多種方式可以生產實現,您的設計更是如此!

延伸閱讀:
Ch4. 拆招CMF設計談從概念圖紙導入現實
Ch21. 拆招CMF設計談CMF界的新衣 —— 紋理設計

不同的製造工藝亦可實現相同的外觀,如圖分別以印刷或環氧樹脂實現磨石子紋理。
There are many possible manufacturing solutions to achieve the same look – in this case, printed or epoxy for a terrazzo pattern.
以膜片或水轉印亦可實現磨石子紋理。
Terrazzo pattern can also be achieved with film or water-transfer.
註:樣品由承鋒智慧提供 / Samples provided by Sage
仿磨石子地板的印刷紋理甚少延伸至側邊,不便作為廚房檯面,且刮花後即暴露底下原色。
Terrazzo-like flooring are often not printed to the sides, thus not ideal as countertop. The base color is also exposed if scratched.
印製的磨石子紋理通常顯得扁平,或因印刷細緻度不足,使整體缺乏層次感及自然流動。
Printed terrazzo-like surface usually seems flat or too pixelated, resulting in a lack of depth or an organic flow.
相比之下,實際運用顆粒拌勻的磨石子檯面往往更具豐富的層次質感。
In comparison, you can always find chip-mixing terrazzo countertop to have a stronger and more sophisticated layering effect.
雖說如此,亦有奢華磁磚運用肌理和改善印刷技術,使仿磨石子紋理顯得更為生動自然。
Having said that, there is also luxury flooring that uses texture and improved printing to bring out a more realistic terrazzo look.




CMF學無止境,善用CMF關鍵字在網上深入鑽研,歡迎大家留言補充。
Enjoy learning? Use the CMF terminologies mentioned above and continue on with your own research journey on the web. Comments and inspirations are welcome!
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Problem-solving ??? ?????. Former head of CMF at Motorola. A New York-based and world-traveling Design Consultant with over 13 years of specialty in CMF Design. 高雄囡仔,前摩托羅拉CMF設計團隊負責人,目前定居於紐約並遊牧世界,任自由撰稿人兼CMF設計顧問,持續投入在CMF設計的科普推廣,並為WGSN及羅技等公司提供CMF專案支持或諮詢服務。

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