Stratigraphic Manufactury by Unfold at Istanbul Design Week
Istanbul Design Biennial: this project by Antwerp design studio Unfold explores how 3D-printed objects created from identical digital files can be as varied and unique as hand-made objects (+ movie + slideshow). Above: objects produced by Unfold. Photograph by Kristof Vrancken Called Stratigraphic Manufactury, the project involved designing a range of bowls and vases on a computer and sending the digital files to small-scale producers around the world, who then manufactured them in porcelain using open-source 3D printers. Above: objects produced by Unfold "We sent out seven of our designs," said Dries Verbruggen of Unfold. Above: objects produced by Eran Gal-Or The resulting objects, which vary according to the type and consistency of porcelain used and the accuracy of the printer, are on show at the Adhocracy exhibition at the inaugural Istanbul Design Biennial. Above: objects produced by Jonathan Keep Above: object produced by Unfold Above: object produced by Eran Gal-Or Above: 3D printer.