'Poilu Vases' Feature Artificial Hair to Create a Dynamic Texture

 - Aug 31, 2017
References: bold-design.fr & design-milk
Designed to comment on the relationship between nature and technology, the Poilu Vases are made to look like they can grow hair.

The idea to incorporate hair into the 3D printing process started as a simple idea to bring more texture and tactility into the world of ceramics. Studio Bold, the designers behind the vases, aimed to draw parallels between the digital and natural world, resulting in a series of beautifully organic-looking but artificial sculptures. To achieve the final result, the design house created a code made up of "coordinates between the logic mathematics to the logic generated by nature." Vegetable-based fibers like bamboo, coconut and wood helped the vases achieve the appearance of "hair," which, is simultaneously a delight to look at and confusing to the senses.