3D Printing Utilities

Using 3D printing, Alessandro Isola created “The Dunes Bowl”. Alessandro Isola and his studio are located in London’s design district. The studio goal is to bring passionate people from different fields of design to explore new possibilities and to push the boundaries of creativity.

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He took an everyday object like bowls and serving trays and fused them together to create a sculptural piece. The form of The Dunes Bowl was designed to be organic and free flowing, like sand dunes.

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The two dipped parts of the design are different sizes to hold different foods. The method Isola used was producing the main form with 3D printing using laser sintered nylon powder using the perforated holes as part of the design to save on materials, it is only solid where it needs to be.

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Rather than being flat, the object has two points of support with a third support being an edge. The unique form is sloped by design, which creates beautiful shadows.

 By Andreas Papazafeiropoulos

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