Sponsor: 3D Systems
A collection of souvenirs that can be sent by e-mail and then materialised by printing to a 3D printer (stereolithography rapid prototyping). No transport or standard production methods are required, meaning the object’s carbon footprint is reduced to a minimum. The project questions the way objects are manufactured. New technologies are applied to propose alternative ways of reducing the impact of production on the environment. The project becomes especially relevant as 3D printers become smaller and more affordable. In the near future, this technology will be as accessible as a standard in-jet, so objects can be printed at home.
The project is part of TEN
, an independent exhibition of personal responses by ten designers to ideas of sustainability in London.