German studio Deskriptiv, composed of Christoph Bader and Dominik Kolb, view their artistic practice as a combination of design and computer science. Though the technology is in its early stages, Deskriptiv have taken to 3D printing as their preferred medium, working with a variety of computer programs and printers to render several series of sculptures that range in complexity.
Their “Verbowen” series (which translates to “Interwoven”) mimics sea sponges with its porous, organic-looking forms. The fluorescent shades of purple and lime green give the sculpture series an otherworldly look. The “Hüllen” series (“Wrap,” in English), has an arctic feel: A semi-translucent, white plastic fuses with a shiny metal in fragile, icicle-like shapes that look as if they’re melting. As 3D printing technology continues to evolve, it will be interesting to watch how Deskriptiv’s work develops along with it.
3D printing tests with a Markerbot2