Undersea creatures influenced the diversely textured forms of design studio Ninetyoneninetytwo’s object series, highlighted as part of our Dezeen x The Mindcraft Project 2021 collaboration.
The studio specialises in 3D printing, and this series is meant to explore how sustainable that process can be while challenging people’s understanding of what a 3D-printed object looks like.
There is a diversity of textures on display — smooth, almost cartilage-like ribs on the vase; a translucent, softly rippled surface on the side table; and the tangled, wiry nest of the bowl.
The technique used on the bowl is a new one for Ninetyoneninetytwo designers Zeyu Rong and Weibo Sun, who invented it through playing with program parameters.
“This textural structure is so organic and messy,” said Rong. “It becomes something totally different and does not have the normal look of 3D-printed objects.”
The studio advocates 3D printing as a sustainable production process that by its nature produces little to no material waste. As well as using recycled PET/PETG (polyethylene terephthalate glycol-modified) plastic, they focus on reducing energy consumption and staying local.
Video is by Benjamin Lund.
Dezeen x The Mindcraft Project
The Mindcraft Project is an annual exhibition presented by the Copenhagen Design Agency to bring the best in explorative and experimental Danish design to the world.
The Dezeen x The Mindcraft Project 2021 collaboration showcases the work of 10 innovative designers and studios from the 2021 digital edition of the exhibition via a series of videos. Watch all the videos as we publish them at: www.dezeen.com/the-mindcraft-project-2021.
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