3D printed ping pong table + paddles by janne kyttanen featured at galerie VIVID 3D printed ping pong table + paddles by janne kyttanen featured at galerie VIVID
mar 09, 2014

3D printed ping pong table + paddles by janne kyttanen featured at galerie VIVID

3D printed ping pong table + paddles by janne kyttanen featured at galerie VIVID
galerie VIVID, janne kyttanen, overview

 

 

 

galerie VIVID in rotterdam has announced the exhibition ‘janne kyttanen’, where kyttanen, creative director of 3D systems, presents a series of stories only by using the newest techniques in the field of 3D printing. from a ping-pong table with printed ping-pong paddles and – balls to a bench in aluminum, the exhibition demonstrates how new technologies are pushing the boundaries of artistic expression and creation.

 

‘product lifespans are constantly decreasing, while the amount of new products pushed into the market is ever increasing,’ explains kyttanen. ‘most of these products are generically tailored for the unidentified masses, and this –  push into market- development approach decreases the value for the individual and increases waste on our planet. most consumer products are still produced by an old fashioned (a century old) mass production infrastructure, which equals to large stock, high manual labor, big investments, long distance transportation, an army of employees etc..’ he adds.

3D printed ping pong table + paddles by janne kyttanen featured at galerie VIVID
galerie VIVID, janne kyttanen, overview

 

 

‘since the world is becoming ever more digital, decentralized and connected, our approach on product development will change the world forever. mp3 changed the music industry forever, digital cameras did the same for photography and digital printing enabled everybody to become a publisher – now the same transition is already occurring for consumer products as well, and people will be able to create their own products with great ease and will not need to be bound by the selection they can find in stores. as a result, the value for consumers will increase and waste will decrease’.

3D printed ping pong table + paddles by janne kyttanen featured at galerie VIVID

galerie VIVID, janne kyttanen, deceptor, ping pong table edition of 4 + 1ap (2014)

 

 

deceptor, ping pong table with custom paddles and ball

‘there are two aspects of my life that i can’t function without – sport and art. through my pursuit of these disciplines I have learned that physical and artistic boundaries are non-existent. I was an established, professional squash player when i began my studies, ranking 49 in the world in the year 2000. my peers maintained that it would be impossible for me to mix sport with art. rising to the challenge, I applied the discipline of a professional sportsman to honing my skills as an artist.’

3D printed ping pong table + paddles by janne kyttanen featured at galerie VIVID

galerie VIVID, janne kyttanen, deceptor, ping pong table edition of 4 + 1ap (2014)

 

 

‘I decided to combine my two great passions by creating a design which completely reinvents the sport of ping pong, facilitating outdoor play. the faceted paddles, like stealth fighters, enable the player to execute trick shots while the custom ping pong balls fly through the air, unaffected by wind.’

3D printed ping pong table + paddles by janne kyttanen featured at galerie VIVID

galerie VIVID, janne kyttanen, deceptor, bats and ball (2014)

3D printed ping pong table + paddles by janne kyttanen featured at galerie VIVID

galerie VIVID, janne kyttanen, sedona bench, aluminium, edition of 8 + 2ap (2014)

 

 

sedona bench


’the infamous red rocks of sedona are a well-known location for spiritual vortexes and mark the birthplace of the first harmonic convergence. to me, they symbolize one of the most inspiring surroundings in the USA for an artist and designer. the unique sandstone formations are illuminated in brilliant shades of red and orange; the most incredible graphic patterns have been formed after a millennia of native design. to me, this is one of mother nature’s most brilliant creations. my interpretation of the peaks and plateaus takes a twisting turn to bridge the organic and the inorganic.’

3D printed ping pong table + paddles by janne kyttanen featured at galerie VIVID

galerie VIVID, janne kyttanen, sedona bench, aluminium, edition of 8 + 2ap (2014)

3D printed ping pong table + paddles by janne kyttanen featured at galerie VIVID

galerie VIVID, janne kyttanen, sedona bench, aluminium, edition of 8 + 2ap (2014)

3D printed ping pong table + paddles by janne kyttanen featured at galerie VIVID

galerie VIVID, janne kyttanen, roller coaster table, small (2014)

 

 

rollercoaster tables 


‘I imagine that if you could take an aerial photograph of my brain, it would resemble the intricate construction of an la highway, complete with cars racing at autobahn speeds in a never-ending loop of ideas. the concept of scale inspires my design process and drives me to experiment further with the perception of what constitutes the logical size of an object. this exercise triggers a rollercoaster of possibilities, challenging and pushing my design skills and questioning the limitations of traditional  objects and products.’

3D printed ping pong table + paddles by janne kyttanen featured at galerie VIVID

galerie VIVID, janne kyttanen, roller coaster table, small (2014)

3D printed ping pong table + paddles by janne kyttanen featured at galerie VIVID
galerie VIVID, janne kyttanen, roller coaster table, small (2014)

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