Based on the geometry of the iconic Aalto vase of 1937 this serie reimplements a functional object as stand alone design piece.
This design balances on the edge in-between functionality, digital aesthetics, mass customisation and object Oriented Eclecticism. In contrast to contemporary thought and design, which views things as the aggregation or assembly of smaller bits and parts, in Object Oriented Design new objects emerge out of an ecology of interaction of multiple and heterogeneous objects. Through a process of formation or computation, highly differentiated, contradictory concepts and structures can become one object, without resulting in an incongruous collage.
The use of contemporary production techniques as 3d printing offers this design a substantial relevance, since it is designed throughout a series of semi automated steps. This would enable the creation of several variations of this classical design piece, with the advantage of being able to print out customised vases on demand. All slightly different in erosion type or crystalline formations. Always following the same design rules, production time and all for approximately the same price. Economically this makes a lot of sense since their would not be any overstock needed like in other production methods, where prices only go down depending on a large amount of produced items.
Isaïe Bloch is a Belgian architect and founder of Eragatory which is a creative company with a focus on design for 3D printing and Creative fabrication.
Isaïe’s ongoing research and design ambitions within the plastic arts, fashion and design are focused on the correlation between craftsmanship and Additive manufacturing. Using digital tools as a new set of utensils within the arts and architecture, his designs always focus on the geometrical capacities of what digital fabrication techniques and digital tooling have to offer. Not because it is a new medium but because it offers him a very specific set of geometry to work with.