About this artwork
Marcel Wanders’s Airborne Snotty Vase is a compelling and humorous example of the creative possibilities enabled by digital fabrication methods, such as high-tech scanning and printing techniques. Here Wanders endeavored to create beauty out of the grotesque by giving visual form to the shape of a human sneeze. Made from an enlarged three-dimensional digital recording of the microscopic mucus particles emitted during a sneeze, this vase was constructed from layers of polyamide powder fused together by heat from a laser beam using rapid prototyping technology. Holes to hold flowers were added to the design during the digital editing stage to transform this biological process into a functional vase.
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- Architecture and Design
- Marcel Wanders
- Airborne Snotty Vase: Influenza
- 15 × 15 × 15 cm (6 × 6 × 6 in.)
- Restricted gift of the Architecture & Design Society