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ZEBU

About Project

Zebu started its life based on the rich tapestry of Sistān mythology, lore and forms, supported by the concept that the function already exists within a form and the process of design should merely discover it.
The starting point of the form of Zebu was the morphology of the Iranian water buffalo – an animal portrayed on ancient Iranian Rhytons. Although Zebu is headless as a nod to the sacrifice of the Zebu ox by Mithra in Persian mythology, it can also be a reminder of the extinction of this ancient and exquisite creature as a result of gross neglect.
The building process of Zebu starts by creating a Styrofoam master by a CNC machine which is possible as Zebu’s structure is monocoque. The Master is then used to build a two-piece fiber glass negative mold. The material used for the final product is a type of papier mache consisting of old newspapers and resin. The mixture is poured into the fiber glass mold and is then fired in a low temperature kiln. The resulting material is lightweight, durable, repairable and environmentally friendly.

About Project

Zebu started its life based on the rich tapestry of Sistān mythology, lore and forms, supported by the concept that the function already exists within a form and the process of design should merely discover it.
The starting point of the form of Zebu was the morphology of the Iranian water buffalo – an animal portrayed on ancient Iranian Rhytons. Although Zebu is headless as a nod to the sacrifice of the Zebu ox by Mithra in Persian mythology, it can also be a reminder of the extinction of this ancient and exquisite creature as a result of gross neglect.
The building process of Zebu starts by creating a Styrofoam master by a CNC machine which is possible as Zebu’s structure is monocoque. The Master is then used to build a two-piece fiber glass negative mold. The material used for the final product is a type of papier mache consisting of old newspapers and resin. The mixture is poured into the fiber glass mold and is then fired in a low temperature kiln. The resulting material is lightweight, durable, repairable and environmentally friendly.

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