daniel widrig 3D prints chair using plaster, sugar + sake
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jan 14, 2014
daniel widrig 3D prints chair using plaster, sugar + sake


daniel widrig 3D prints chair using plaster, sugar + sake
all images courtesy of daniel widrig

 

 

 

designed and built by london based designer/artist daniel widrig, the ‘degenerate chair’ is part of a set of experimental seating objects produced for frac center’s naturalizing architecture exhibition in orleans, france. using sculpting techniques usually employed in the creation of digital maquettes for movies and computer games, the chair is built up of roughly 3 billion three-dimensional pixels (voxels), which are baked into one super high-resolution, structural skin. the geometry was then materialized through a custom, low-cost 3D printing process, binding together micro layers of a mixture of plaster and sugar with sake (japanese rice wine). this precise, DIY method allowed the artist to bypass typical constraints in the technology (such as inflated production cost and timing) when producing larger scale objects. the stools have been acquired by frac center and are part of its permanent collection.

 

 


the 3D printed geometry is bound together using a mixture of plaster and sugar with sake

 

 


the chair is built using sculpting techniques usually employed for movies and computer games

 

 


roughly 3 billion three-dimensional pixels (voxels) are baked into a high-resolution, structural skin

 

 


the DIY method allowed the artist to bypass typical constraints in 3D printing technology

 

 

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the stool is materialized through a custom, low-cost process

 

 


detail view of the ‘degenerate chair’

 

 


the chair is part of a set of experimental seating objects produced for frac center’s naturalizing architecture exhibition

 

 


the stools are part of the frac center’s permanent collection

 

 


the underside of the chair showing its sculptural skin

 

 

  
detail of the chair’s surface

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

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