The last couple of years, atists from all over the world started to embrace the technique of 3D printing, as it helped them to easily create the art products they wanted to make. It doesn’t matter how complex the structure of an art product is, if your printer is good enough, then in most cases you will be able to print it. In this light, a new project by London-based Studio Integrate’s Mehran Gharleghi and Amin Sadeghy seems very promising. Their GeMo (Genetically Modified) project is about 3D printing a series of 500 slightly different vases.
In order to create 500 almost – but not – identical vases, they used an algorithm. They developed this algorithm themselves, after doing some research on how geometries work in Middle Eastern designs. By slightly rotating every individual vase using this algorithm, they found a way to create 500 unique vase models. Not every algorithm was printable for the series, as about 10 percent would not be able to stand – however, there’s still 500 models left of them.
So what would you do with 500 vase models? Well, the studio wants to use hundreds of them for a unique exhibition. They made a couple of try-outs, using ceramics, nylon and painted steel. You can see them yourself on the images in this article: all made by a 3D printer, isn’t that fascinating? To bring their other 3D models to the world, they went to Kickstarter and currently they have a campaign running to raise as much as 10,000 pounds. They, however, managed to already raise 5000 pounds, but another 5000 pounds will be needed for them to print the series and to refine their designs. Original concept: they would like to have a sponsor for each vase, who could become the vase’s owner once the exhibition is over.
It is not the first 3D printing project for the London-based studio, as they have produced many more complex 3D items before. This project, however, could become their masterpiece. What do you think: art or just a bunch of weirdly looking vases? Watch the vid and decide yourself:
Credits images: Studio Integrate.