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Dual Land lanterns merge traditional glassblowing with metal 3D printing.

Details: Amsterdam-based Faberhama’s lighting objects reflect the technical and emotional possibilities that come from the merging of traditional glassblowing technique with modern metal 3D printing. The collection consists of blown glass light objects that have intricate 3D printed metal elements embedded in them.

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Their Dual Land: Chapter I series draws inspiration from forgotten objects and tools belonging to the maritime culture of Holland’s Zuiderzee and Italy’s Venetian regions that typically held blown glass parts in metal. In Dual Land the roles are reversed, metal (and other materials) are fused in blown glass.

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Say the designers, “As a starting point for our research, the traditional lantern has offered a fertile ground to merge innovative 3D metal technology and glass craft techniques in a single object. The lantern, traditionally made of blown glass and metal, has always played an essential role in the maritime daily life activities, lighting the way out of the dark, by helping people determine their locations and to avoid potential dangers.”

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“The Zuiderzee Museum represents a vast repository of knowledge and a valuable source of inspiration and intuitions for the creation of the collection. Faberhama has reinterpreted some geometries found in the Zuiderzee Museum objects and translated them by using digital technologies, in order to create new glass forming tools and to experiment new processes.”

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“Selective Laser Melting (SLM) made the creation of structures possible which couldn’t have been produced with traditional production methods such as milling, lathing, or drilling. These metal parts have been used to increase the possibilities for experimentation in blowing lass during the realisation of the collection.”

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Designers: Faberhama represents the enriching collaboration between Paola Amabile and Alberto Fabbian. They share their interest in creating projects as containers of knowledge through a continuous dialogue with different identities embracing human, cultural and territorial values.

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Source: Via MOCO Submit.

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