Thursday, 4 December 2008

Lux at PICA

We are excited to have one of our Lux tables on exhibition at the Perth Institute for Contempoary Arts. The installation is part of the Better places Exhibition open from 3 Dec - 1 Feb and features artists work from all over Australia.

The particular work by Jurek Wybraniec is one of the larger pieces featuring a 2100 x 1100 carbon fibre Lux table - to give a sense of scale.

In the words of the artist , "the work explores a notion of the everyday and a desire to move out of that grounding situation. It explores the divide between high and low in art, design and architecture. These concerns and observations are not new but it is the quotidian and wishes of something materially “better” that resonates with me at the moment. The table is a fantastic example of a refined aesthetic and of engineering excellence, and a “design classic”. It’s something “better”. In the PICA artwork the table will be surrounded and supported by an inflated, carnivalesque structure which could be seen as its antithesis."

We had a great time attending the opening night and are proud to have our product included in this work.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Busy times

It has been a busy couple of months. We have delivered another UAV to cybertechnologies - (the second) cybird 5, with the remodeled intake and tailcone (refer earlier post) the new plane came in 5 kg lighter then the previous and standing out from the crowd in a high visibility orange.

Also underway are wingset patterns, moulds and parts for cybereye 2. A larger UAV with a wingspan of over 4 meters. The prototype has flown extremely well, and the new planes are due for flights in the new year.

Completed only today, is the first the carbon fibre wing mast for the 'whisper' International moth class project, the mast came out of the mould better than expected weighing 4kg for a 5.5m length, the overall stiffness of was impressive, considering the lightness of the laminate and surface area of the mast.

The complete boat is scheduled for completion before Xmas. Pending good results from sailing tests, a trip to Melbourne for the national titles in late January could be likely.