Affordance is a private business run by Henrik Hörlin.

The core business consists of designing and manufacturing:

  • Physical prototypes and short series for evaluation purposes
  • Interior decoration and display objects

Secondary services includes giving consulting services regarding:

  • Assistance with optimization of products, services and spaces
  • Manufacturing processes and design engineering ranging from prototypes to industrial manufacture
  • Lectures and educational seminars about above

I encourage you to contact me regardless of reason, I am here for you, to help you succeed.

I am a self driven team player who thrives around innovation and progressive thinking, my passion is often expressed through building new concepts but also improving on existing ones. My work methodology varies alot depending on assignment but it comes down to either creating a new a process, product or service or augmenting one that already exists to become more encompassing and/or better.
My ego and preferences have nothing to do with the assignment, all my efforts have the goal to make sure that my clients get the best solution.
I prefer meeting face to face over digital correspondence but I’m pragmatic enough to choose most efficient medium depending on circumstances.

Situations that would benefit from my presence would be:

  • Research and feedback early in the design process of products or services
  • Manufacture of a physical prototype for evaluation
  • Consultation in manufacturing methods for physical products

Situations that would not benefit me would be:

  • Front end developer for digital GUIs
  • Design engineering mechanical parts for the automotive industry
  • Monotonous work days in front of a computer

I have extensive experience within::

  • Manufacturing in prototype workshops
  • CAD-design in large companies in a consultant role
  • Educating in interaction design
  • Additive manufacture with 3D-printers
  • Own business as interaction designer and studio engineer

I also have experience with game production, filming and editing video, concept art, photo manipulation, event planning and handyman, pyrotechnics, martial arts and more

More clients listed on pages closer in time. These are the buisness clients up to this year.

Parans Solar Collaboratory Image & form Twisted Feet Zoink Games Stadsbygnadskontoret Vetenskapsfestivalen Interactive Institute Kaustik SkyGoblin TEDx NTI-gymnasiet H&M Gothenburg Studios Semcon WHYNOT festival Etteplan 1337 Game design Steampunk Bar Tension The Sound Lab Zenuity
  • Styrofoam Cast Core

    finished Styrofoam core
    Computer simulation of slicing
    Difference detailed scan and thick slices
    Front view of finished styrofoam
    • Client: Studio Patrik Bengtsson
    • Date: Febuary 2019


    A scultor wanted help with enlarging a 1:1 cast of a child hand. A 3D-scan was made of the gypsum cast and sliced in 30 mm sections in cardboard which was cut in the lasercutter. The guides was used with a hot wire cutter to cut the styrofoam. This will serve as a core filler for the positive mold, it will be covered/sculpted with plaster.

  • Workshop updates

    Carrying case 3D-scanner
    Printing cabinet closed
    Printing cabinet open
    12V powersuply
    Temporary laser coolant leak fix
    Calibration laser connection
    • Client: N/A
    • Date: January 2019


    Spent some time upgrading the workshop with improvements and long due updates (and some repairs).
    Carrying case for 3D scanner, Thermal insulation for all 3D printers, Asembeling a TEVO Little monster, adding a heater and lights to the cabinet, repairing a broken laser tube and later fixing a water coolant leak, connecting an aiming laser on the new laser tube and many more small incrimental updates and fixes.