Mathieu Lehanneur created a series of sculptures that represent the world's population. Using data from 140 countries, the artist 3D-printed aluminum sculptures in a series called State of the World. The collection is on view at Design Miami/Basel.
Each sculpture represents an individual country and depicts birthrates, life expectancy, and national history through their unique shapes. The respective grooves represent an age from 1-100. At the base are newborn children, while the top grooves portray the eldest generation. The sculptures showcase how few people live to be 100 years old, making the sculptures bottom-heavy with newborns and the youth population. Lehanneur used the UN database to source his information to transform unnoticeable two-dimensional statistics into interactive, 3D objects.
Image Credit: Mathieu Lehanneur