How to transform bits into atoms? Can craftsmanship and technology merge? 3D print technique: a radical change within the design industry
Designed by Andrea Reggiani and Davide Tuberga, the 3D printed ceramic collection represents an easy way to transfigure knowledge and ideas in concrete objects, highly simplifying the whole production process.
The machine used for the collection is built to extrude clay, starting in this way the refine process. The designer increases the possible shapes the object can assume, allowing the ceramic to be molded with geometrical silhouette in a faster and easier way than the traditional techniques.
Created inside the beating heart of the artisan Venice, this new collections of vases, cups and lamps fully shows the innovative aspects of the 3D printing technique. Born from the desire to experiment it with an unusual material like ceramic, Reggiani and Tuberga’s works perfectly express the integration between the physical and the digital approach.
The strength, which characterizes the 3D ceramic printing project, is the fusion between technology and tradition.
– Andrea Reggiani says about his work.
The final result comes from a series of mathematical variables: digital shapes turned into physical design products. All the objects are firstly computer designed with tridimensional modeling programs. The printing table remains fixed while a movable slider with a central extruder generates a continuous thread of material, creating the object layer by layer.
Once the object is printed and dried, it is baked and glazed according to ancient procedures, combining innovation and tradition in one single item.