Action becomes object
The process of pouring water into the vase becomes the vase itself
Supabold is about the experimental.
We build meaningful systems and paradigms which shape images, objects, spaces and ultimately our perceptions.
We aspire to shatter stereotypes and embrace the unconventional, taking on generative design and mass customisation as a serious pursuit.
Fluid Vase was first conceived two years ago without consideration that it can exist beyond a design experiment. Now it is a reality.
make your own
399 Euros, free shipping worldwide1. Supabold currently accepts major credit cards through PayPal.
A Fluid Vase is produced on demand based on your choice of parameters. The manufacturing process may take up to two weeks and will be shipped with express shipping. We will send you a tracking number once your purchase ships.
The circular base has a diameter of 7cm; the triangular base has a side of 9.5cm; the square base has each side 7cm. The height of the fluid vase varies from 9.5 to 21cm.
Fluid Vase is in white polyamide, manufactured by i.materialise using Selective Laser Sintering, a cutting edge 3D printing process.
Supabold is commited to the highest quality in production standards. While the material used is water resistant, some instances may not hold water due to the presence of holes from the very nature of its design using fluid simulation. Fluid Vase should be considered as an art object with no specific function.
Loose bits are not included.
If you have any questions about the product or ordering process, please contact us and we will reply as soon as possible, mostly in 1 business day
1 Citizens of some countries may be liable for import tax. We ship models with harmonised Code 39269097.
The motivation behind this project is to translate actions commonly associated with an object into the object itself. In this case, we are looking at the action of pouring water into a vase.
A high speed camera was used to capture actual water motion in vases of different shapes at 500 frames per second. Some of these frames are shown in the picture. Simulations are then based on these footages to produce a 3D virtual mesh.
Our vision goes beyond just freezing the moment in time. Using an online interface, we invite people all over the world to participate by having the choice of parameters. In this way, the story behind each and every design is told through the interaction.
Fluid vase is built layer by layer using a type of 3D printing technology called Selective Laser Sintering or SLS, provided by i.materialise. A computer controlled laser beam selectively binds powder of polyamide together with reference to the cross section of the part to be built. Successive power layers are then spread on top of each other and the process is repeated until the form is completed.
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