Tessa’s Weekly Picks – Vases for 3D Printing


Tessa Blokland  


During spring, I will probably write something related to spring, flowers, or vases. What I like about spring is the sprouting of flowers and plants. It is just amazing to see. Now the buds are growing and the protective shells on the colorful leaves are soft, like velvet. If you cut off a branch and take it inside you will see that within one week it will be blooming as if it is already April. So to be prepared for April, for either a Japanese Cherry Blossom season or a walk along with the Dutch apple and pear blossoms in the Betuwe, I have selected some funky vases for 3D printing.

The first two vases (also top image) are from Danish furniture company Hay, founded by Creative Directors Mette and Rolf Hay. The W&S Chamber Vase and the soft yellow-colored W&S Chubby Vase are designed by Wang & Söderström, a Copenhagen based duo composed of Swedish designer Anny Wang and architect Tim Söderström. The vases are part of the ‘Wang & Söderström Collection’, which is a manifestation of the digital and physical process, where the forms have been given shape through 3D printing and later made in ceramic.

The blue and yellow 3D printed vase here is from design studio UAU Project, whom I have featured at the beginning of this year. I love their work, the colors they use and the shapes they create with 3D printing. I am sure every branch and flower will look just great in this vase.

Or what about this translucent 3D printed vase from ninetyoneninetytwo (91-92), a sustainable 3D printing studio based in Copenhagen? The Plastic Surgery Vase, as this vase is called, is 3D printed from recycled PET.

This 3D printed mind vase is the result of an experiment where objects are designed only by using brain waves. Mirai Innovation Labs and Studio José de la O toy with the idea that in a near future, sophisticated digital interfaces could empower people who don’t need technical skills to design. Learning a specific craft, 3D software, or even sketching, could no longer be necessary to design and produce every-day life objects. After the desired shape was created – by relaxing or concentrating, the size of different aspects of the vase, like height, diameter, and so on could be changed – the 3D file was sent to a 3D printer.


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Each of Tessa’s weekly picks is a curated group of 3D printed designs, based on the week’s chosen theme. If you would like to offer a theme for Tessa, or if you have your 3D printed weekly picks you would like to see featured, please let us know by commenting below. Subscribe to the newsletter to get the latest weekly picks every week in your mailbox.

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