The 3D printed vases collection includes different designs and each one has a different inspiration.
Some inspirations come from most organic and biomorphic shapes other from more fluid and curved forms, but also geometric an graphic lines or artisanal Knitted details are used.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The uniqueness of design is the result of choice of shapes, the reduced use of resources necessary for the 3D prints and the new life given to items destined to be discarded.
The collection includes some exclusive limited edition models.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
We designed a series of decorative 3D printed shapes to attach to soft drinks bottles. These thin layers respond to technical, aesthetical and environmental criteria by minimizing quantities and time related costs while giving bottles a new life inside our homes.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in january 2016 in Milano and is still ongoing with new models developed every month, The project was exhibited in Salone del Mobile 2016, in XXI Triennale di Milano International Exhibition, and bologna design week 2016.
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
SLS(Selective Laser Sintering) process on an 3D printer. material is Fine Polyamide. The PA has a powdery feel to it because it a nylon powder that is sintered by a laser.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The vases were designed for 0,5 l PET water and soft drinks bottles and fit PCO bottle neck openings – dimensions : 12 cm large X 25cm height.
3d printing, digital fabrication, upcycling, DesignLibero, Recycling, bottle
The starting point was to create a collection of affordable 3D printed flower pots. In order to reduce printing time and materials, we thought of integrating some pre-existing items. The association with fresh drink bottles allows to valorize them rather then discarding them.
We created a new model each month and completed the series in December 2016. We are now planning larger models which will fit the 1 lt bottles.
The flower pots have met with great success, also because of the possibility of purchasing files and having them 3D printed in nearby locations or delivered to people's door, allowing everybody, even in remote areas, to easily own one.
making consumers think about better ways to upcycle products, then it could make a significant contribution to the greater good.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Photographer Claudio Morelli