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Valeria MarinielloBy Valeria Mariniello
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Valeria MarinielloBy Valeria Mariniello
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About

 

// CHI C'E' DIETRO MESH&CRAFT

My name is Valeria, I'm an architect in love with modern art and polygonal paper art. There is also my husband Massimiliano helping me with computer design, marketing stuff and social media. Together we worked on this project, we both love paperart craftsmanship.

// Mi chiamo Valeria, sono un architetto con la passione per l'arte moderna e l'arte poligonale con carta. C'è anche mio marito Massimiliano che mi aiuta con la progettazione grafica, marketing e social media. Insieme abbiamo sviluppato questo progetto perchè entrambi amiamo lavorare con la carta progettando sculture.

Polygonal paper art is based on meshes, but... 

// L'arte poligonale con carta è basata sull'elemento geometrico "Mesh" o "Maglia"

// Cosa è una maglia?

A mesh is a collection of vertices, edges and faces that defines the shape of a polyhedral object in 3D computer graphics and solid modeling. The faces usually consist of triangles (triangle mesh), quadrilaterals, or other simple polygons.

// Una maglia è una collezione di punti, segmenti e facce che definiscono la forma di un oggetto nello spazio virtuale di un software di modellazione solida. Le facce solitamente hanno forma triangolare, di quadrilateri o altri semplici poligoni.

Working with 3d modelling software, you can increase or decrease the quantity of meshes obtaining a more or less detailed object.

// Lavorando con un software di modellazione 3D è possibile aumentare o diminuire la quantità di maglie di un oggetto, ottenendone una versione più o meno dettagliata.

But, as an architect, my theory is:

// Ma, come architetto, la mia teoria è: 

MENO E' MEGLIO

so, a subject represented with less meshes can be something beautiful, aesthetically speaking, to furnish your home.

// quindi un soggetto rappresentato con poche maglie può avere una valenza architettonica, da un punto di vista estetico, e dunque può essere un elemento di arredo della vostra casa.

Pug while guarding my Christmas Tree / Carlino che fa la guardia al mio albero di Natale
Pug while guarding my Christmas Tree / Carlino che fa la guardia al mio albero di Natale

 can make company to your pets // può far compagnia ai vostri animali

Pug while guarding my cat Artù / Carlino mentre fa la guardia al mio gatto Artù
Pug while guarding my cat Artù / Carlino mentre fa la guardia al mio gatto Artù

 can decorate stores // può essere un elemento di decorazione per negozi

Eyeglass & sunglass store
Eyeglass & sunglass store

 Here are some of the sculptures I crafted //  Queste sono alcune delle sculture realizzate a mano

 

 

 

 

 

You can have fun with the 3D pug! // Divertiti con il 3d del mio carlino!

Of course, white paper is also welcome. You can have fun by customizing your sculptures like I did!

// Ovviamente, anche le sculture in semplice carta bianca sono le benvenute. Puoi divertirti personalizzandole come ho fatto io!

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 This is the result // Questo è il risultato

 

 

 

// COME VIENE REALIZZATA UNA SCULTURA

I follow 2 main steps to reach the final result:

// Seguo 2 fasi principali per giungere al risultato finale

Mesh step

Starting point, of course, is the subject:

Il punto di partenza è, ovviamente, il soggetto:

  • Subject design: I usually start working on 3D models but sometimes I can start from a real model to replicate into the virtual space.
  • // Progettazione del soggetto: normalmente, in questa fase parto direttamente da un modello 3D del soggetto, ma è anche possibile partire da un soggetto reale e replicarlo nello spazio virtuale.
  • Mesh design: I work on meshes in terms of geometry and quantity in order to reach the right tradefoff in terms of manual feasibility and design
  • // Progettazione della maglia: lavoro sulle maglie in termini di geometria e quantità in maniera da trovare il giusto compromesso tra l'aspetto estetico e la fattibilità manuale
  • 3D unfolding: I unfold the three-dimensional geometry and distribute on paper
  • // Apertura della geometria: in questa fase la geometria del soggetto viene letteralmente aperta e distribuita su fogli di carta.

 Craft step

Craftmanship means many hours spent cutting, folding and gluing paper polygons in order to reach the final result.

// Manualità significa tante ore spese a tagliare, piegare ed incollare poligoni di carta fino a giungere al risultato finale.

That's why... // ecco perché...

  // Ho bisogno del vostro aiuto!

// A COSA SERVE IL DENARO?

I want to be more productive, experiment new materials and techniques and spread my sculptures across the world. 

// Voglio essere più produttiva, sperimentare nuovi materiali e tecniche e distribuire le mie sculture in giro per il mondo.

So, I need to improve 2 major areas:

// Quindi, ho bisogno di agire su 2 importanti aree:

  • Craft step is really time consuming, so having professional hardware to cut and prefold paper would be really an improvement. In this way I could experiment new materials and new assembly methods
  • // La fase manuale porta via tantissimo tempo, quindi avendo delle attrezzature professionali per tagliare e piegare la carta in maniera automatica sarebbe davvero un grande aiuto. In questa maniera potrei dedicarmi alla sperimentazione di nuovi materiali e nuovi metodi per assemblare le sculture. 
  • Marketing is essential! You probably heard about the story that you can have the best product in the world, but if nobody knows about it, what good is it?
  • // Il marketing è essenziale! Avrete sicuramente sentito parlare del fatto che puoi avere il miglior prodotto del mondo ma se nessuno ne è a conoscenza a cosa serve?

Luckily, I've got a super-smart engineer, my husband, I already introduced him! He did a University thesis on rapid prototyping and now works as a Project Manager in the aerospace sector. He helped me to write this project on Kickstarter (do u like it?). 

// Fortunatamente, ho trovato un ingegnere super-smart, mio marito, ve l'ho già presentato! Ha fatto una tesi sulla prototipazione rapida ed ora lavora come project manager nel settore aerospaziale. Lui mi ha aiutato a sviluppare questo progetto su Kickstarter (vi piace?)  

After a few days and some serious Excel skills and market research, we'd hit the magic number.  

Dopo alcuni giorni, un uso avanzato di Excel e ricerche di mercato, abbiamo ottenuto il numero magico. 

Here's what the funds will go towards:  // Ecco a cosa saranno destinate le vostre donazioni:

 

 

If Mesh&Craft is funded, there will be new models, colors and materials available thanks to the improved productivity. I still have a lot of ideas and surprises for you! I'm thinking about 3D printed DIY kits, I'm thinking about 3D printed "meshed" furnitures and many other things.

// Se Mesh&Craft dovesse raggiungere l'obiettivo, ci sarebbero nuovi modelli di sculture, colori e materiali grazie ad un miglioramento della produttività. Ho ancora tante idee e sorprese per voi! Sto pensando a kit realizzati con stampa 3d, a elementi di arredo in stile poligonale e molte altre cose.

These rewards are only for you, backers ! A very limited edition of my models. Each sculpture will be made especially for you, signed, numbered and with a small handmade decoration.

// Queste ricompense sono esclusive per i donatori di Kickstarter! Un'edizione limitata dei miei modelli. Ogni scultura sarà fatta appositamente per voi, firmato, numerato e con una piccola decorazione a mano.

In addition, being an Architect, if you are not sure about color, place or subject you can send me an email with a photo of your room/furnitures and we can find together the right solution.

// In aggiunta, essendo architetto, se avrete dei dubbi sul colore, la posizione, il soggetto, potrete mandarmi via email una foto della vostra casa/arredamento e potremo trovare insieme la giusta soluzione.

There will be following types of rewards for you backers:

// Ci saranno i seguenti tipi di ricompense per i donatori:

  • Digital DIY kit: it's a digital kit sent you by email. You can print, cut and glue it obtaining your sculpture; // Kit digitali Fai da te: è un kit digitale inviato via email. Lo potrete stampare, tagliare ed incollare le diverse parti ottenendo la vostra scultura;
  • DIY kit: it's a box containing pre-cut and pre-folded pieces of your  sculpture. You have to glue; //  è una scatola contenente il kit fai da te composto da istruzioni e parti pretagliate e prepiegate della vostra scultura. 
  • Assembled sculpture: it's your reward ready for your house. // E' la vostra ricompensa pronta per la vostra casa.

I'll keep in touch with all backers by email to arrange suitable delivery date.// Contatterò tutti i donatori via email per pianificare la data di consegna più conveniente.

Subjects for you backers are: // I soggetti realizzati per voi donatori sono:

Fox, size: 35x20x30cm 

Unicorn, size: 40x15x38cm

Giraffe size: 50x21x36cm

Rhino, size: 40x25x35cm

Pug, size: 30x23x41cm

Lion, size: 45x57x76cm

 Here is the list:

This is the list of the available papers and colors. Of course, I can help you to find the right fit for your house.

//Questa è la lista delle carte e dei colori disponibili. Ovviamente, posso aiutarvi a fare la giusta scelta in stile con la vostra casa.

 Social links 

Support and share the campaign! // Supportate e condividete questa campagna

 

 

 

 This is my Snapchat account:

 Hope to hear from you soon with good news!

//Spero di sentirvi presto con buone notizie

 

Risks and challenges

Suppliers have been found and all the costs have been calculated. Now I need to get the machines in order to launch the "improved" production.

The biggest issue might be to not get the machines or paper on time and it will dramatically slow the production. But no worries, I still have good hands to cut, fold and assemble your rewards.

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If our shipping carrier attempts delivery to you and you don't get it because you’re not there, wrong address, moved without notifying me, and the package is returned back, I'll not be able to send you another product. When you receive your tracking #, please keep an eye out for the package.

This project comes in addition of my work, but, if I'll be funded this will become my main priority.

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    Personal thank you mail with lowpoly wallpaper

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    Digital picture

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    Digital surprise

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    Fox digital kit

    A smart Fox for your wall to assemble. Download the DIY kit, print it, follow instructions and have fun assembling your sculpture.

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    Rhino digital kit

    A hardheaded Rhino for your wall. Download the DIY kit, print it, follow instructions and have fun assembling your sculpture.

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    Un rinoceronte testa dura per la vostra parete. Scaricate il kit, stampatelo su carta, seguite le istruzioni e divertitevi assemblando la vostra scultura.

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    Giraffe digital kit

    A long neck curious Giraffe for your wall. Download the DIY kit, print it, follow instructions and have fun assembling your sculpture.

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    Unicorn digital kit

    A lucky Unicorn for your wall. Download the DIY kit, print it, follow instructions and have fun assembling your sculpture.

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    Lion digital kit

    A proud lion for your wall. Download the DIY kit, print it, follow instructions and have fun assembling your sculpture.

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    Un fiero leone per la vostra parete. Scaricate il kit, stampatelo su carta, seguite le istruzioni e divertitevi assemblando la vostra scultura.

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    Pug digital kit

    A faithful pug into your house. Download the DIY kit, print it, follow instructions and have fun assembling your sculpture.

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    Un fedele carlino nella vostra casa. Scaricate il kit, stampatelo su carta, seguite le istruzioni e divertitevi assemblando la vostra scultura.

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    Fox DIY kit

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    Lion DIY kit

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    Pug DIY kit

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    Fox sculpture

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    Rhino sculpture

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    Giraffe sculpture

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    Unicorn sculpture

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    Lion sculpture

    Lion sculpture ready for your wall.

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    Leone pronto per la vostra parete.

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    Pug sculpture

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    Zoo pack

    Fox, rhino and giraffe sculpture ready for your walls.

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    Combo lion+pug

    Gold paper edition for lion and pug sculptures.

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    Edizione in carta color oro del leone e carlino.

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    Gold collection

    Gold paper edition for fox, rhino, giraffe, unicorn, lion and pug sculptures.

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    Edizione in carta color oro delle sculture di volpe, giraffa, rinoceronte, leone e carlino.

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Funding period

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