Design: Marjan Colletti
3D Selective Laser Sintered print 300/300/300mm, exhibited at the 3D Printshow 2013 at The Business Design Centre, London UK
Fabrication: DMC LondonPhotography: Marjan Colletti
Exhibited: 3D Printshow London
This object endeavours to push 3D RP to its limits. In fact, no other technique or technology could materialize such a convoluted shape. The form has been created by lofting a single surface through a series of shape-defining circles positioned in space. The geometry is repeated twice for structural reasons – to have the 3D arabesques intersect and lean upon each other – but also in order to play with the (here faked) doubling-up effect known from 3D movies – hence the title Stereoscopic? Furthermore, this strategy vaguely borrows and re-interprets some of the classical ornaments and embellishments in music, such as the Appoggiatura [from Ital. appoggiare, to lean upon], the Acciaccatura [from Ital. acciaccare, to crush], the Glissando, the Schleifer, trill, the mordent, the turn etc., which were extensively used in the Baroque period.