Radiolaria Anke Bernotat and Jan Jacob Borstalp

Dutch designers Anke Bernotat and Jan Jacob Borstalp from Bernotat & Co. are following the 3D printing revolution to create their series called “Radiolaria”, which is a collection of glow in the dark fabricated lamps that are influenced after the structures of microorganisms.

Courtesy of Anke Bernotat and Jan Jacob Borstalp

Courtesy of Anke Bernotat and Jan Jacob Borstalp

The two used polyester fabric that is usually hidden in most applications. They sewed the textile over the 3D printed objects. When the objects are wrapped in the textile it creates a smooth surface derived from the printed object.

Courtesy of Anke Bernotat and Jan Jacob Borstalp

Courtesy of Anke Bernotat and Jan Jacob Borstalp

The objective was to create a dream like atmosphere in your bedroom. Kernotat and Borstalp took inspiration from the works of Ersnt Haeckel, a German Biologist who focused on documenting the intricate geometries of radiolaria, which are the complex mineral skeletons of protozoa.

Courtesy of Anke Bernotat and Jan Jacob Borstalp

Courtesy of Anke Bernotat and Jan Jacob Borstalp

These are designed with the intention to be hung from the ceiling and accentuating their unique forms. The Radiolaria series is being displayed at Ventura Lambrate on Via Ventura 6 in Milan.

Courtesy of Anke Bernotat and Jan Jacob Borstalp

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