Inspired by the underlying processes and principles in nature and science, the vase Redefining Genetics is composed of 6.000 small rods, which have been built up manually through a 3D computer programme. The vase is a reflection of the properties of SLS (Selective Laser Sintering), a Rapid Prototyping technique.
Rapid Prototyping is based on virtual computer information obtained through the CAD process, which is translated into a physical 3D product. A laser melts powder on the basis of the diameter of the virtual model that was made by means of a computer programme. Layer by layer, the whole model is thus constructed.
For this project, Studio Jo Meesters collaborated with Willem Derks and TNO Industries in the application of Alumide, a material made up of aluminium and nylon powder.
Images : Lisa Klappe