Magma

2023

2024 Top 24 projects, Material Resource
2023 Presented in ALCOVA, Milan
2023 Presented in Maison&Objet, Paris

Concept

Man-made stone

Magma is a lamp shade created using 3D sand printing. Inspired by the natural formations of volcanic magma, this lamp shade features intricate textures reminiscent of molten lava. The sand printing technology allows for precise detailing and unique patterns, resulting in a one-of-a-kind lamp shade that showcases the fusion of nature-inspired aesthetics and modern fabrication methods. With its captivating design and warm glow, Magma adds a touch of artistic elegance and modernity to any interior space.

Process

Future craft

Manufactured by Sandhelden and recognized as binder jetting, this innovative technique enables Erco Lai to fully explore the realm of creative form generation. By utilizing binder jetting technology, Erco Lai gains the flexibility and precision needed to push the boundaries of design, crafting intricate and imaginative forms that might be challenging or even impossible through traditional methods. Furthermore, this approach creates an engaging dialogue between the worlds of handcrafted artistry, the properties of various materials, and the realm of contemporary design.

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Exhibition

2023 ALCOVA, Milan

Further reading

Sandhelden - Manufacturer of the 3d sand printing
Material source - Top 24 3D print projects and practitioners for 2024