COLAPASTA NUMERICA / COLANDER / DESIDERABILIA EXHIBITION / 2014
Barabara Brondi and Marco Rainò, the curators of Désidérabilia exhibition asked us to create our personal object of desire that will be printed fot the exhibtion.
The using of 3D printing is often justified by an abundance of complex geometries and organic shapes.
Instead of trying to prove one more time to which new shapes this technology can lead us, I asked myself to which new commercial organization or new fields it could go now. Colapasta numerica plunges us in a very likely scenario where everyday products as simple as a colander will be downloaded and printed at home.
I decided to not create an object with an extraordinary shape just because this technology allowed it. I chose to experiment what could look like a simple and affordable 3D printed colander for who need it.
In a radically functional approach, the handle and the bowl are both sculpted out of an extruded grid.
The shape of this colander is not far from one made in injected plastic.
It's just a plastic colander design without the injections constraints.
This kind of "3D printed basic" is a typology that could come from our future.
So, from this point of view, I found it highly desirable.