Crystalline 3D Sculptures Explore the Natural Boundaries of Polyamide

By: Amelia Roblin - Jan 26, 2015
References: danielwidrig & lanciatrendvisions
Some of the most intriguing art objects are ones -- like these crystalline 3D sculptures -- that take obvious inspiration from natural forms. The two pieces, called Fractal Forms and Grid, begin to resemble coral reefs and microscopic structures, respectively, fascinating the eye at every angle.

On the cutting-edge of material experimentation, Daniel Widrig has been working with 3D printing technologies and techniques for some years. With this project, the designer has been exploring the possibilities of polyamide material, built up into complex polygonal prisms that are elaborate and incredibly lightweight. With these two examples, Widrig demonstrates the amazing intricacies of open latticework and closed shells. He delivers great organic representation and underlines the potential to undertake remarkably detailed shapes.