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Student Showcase Archive

Seong IL Choi

MA work

MA work

Hot Wire Extensions

Our project explores alternative processes of making by transforming line structures to solid bodies. The process uses nichrome wire and a material mixture of waste nylon powder from SLS 3D printing and cristobalite sand. By putting an electrical current through the wire, the resistance of the wire causes it to heat up to approximately 600°C. The heat is distributed around the wire through the sand, which also acts as a filler material. The nylon powder melts and instantly bonds during the curing process, turning the mixture to a solid body. The flexible wire allows any desirable structure to be designed and displays new potentials in production and aesthetics.



  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Design Products, 2015



  • Studio Ilio is a London-based design studio formed by Seongil Choi & Fabio Hendry.

    We seek alternative environments by challenging and altering existing manufacturing processes and material uses through innovative ideas and hands-on experiments.

    Our products explore the boundaries between crafts and industry and reach from furniture to sculptural objects and installations. 

    We believe that originality in function and aesthetics derives from an original process.