ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sayjel Vijay Patel is an architectural designer, software developer, and researcher. He is a founding assistant professor of the Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI) and a graduate of the MIT School of Architecture and Planning. Recently, Patel received the Red Dot Design Concept Award for his Voxel Harvest project — a digital platform for 3D printing bespoke medical orthotics with functional microstructures and textures. The 1967 Panton Chair has been re-imagined for the 3D
Printer Farming project by the author in collaboration with Mirko Daneluzzo and Sheikha Al Mannaei at DIDI.