We were interested in the quality of texture the 3D printer/nozzle creates. Although this sometimes might be something that is looked at an error, we wanted to achieve out of this error an aesthetic quality. Therefore, we decided to go with a layering strategy where the miniscule drippings of 3D printing become a texture of stacked strata.

Although lacking openings in elevation, the varied diameter in the lamp along with the rough texture achieve a diffusion in light, a variation in light quality, that we wanted to initially achieve through openings. The lamp consists of three different parts that are joined with male and female joints. By using opaque filament, we tried to look at the diffused light by testing different densities: top and bottom has the density of 60 % while the middle one has 20%.









Introduction to Digital Fabrication: 3D printing

Students: Catalina Puello, Cristina Pardo, Zrinka Radic, Mithun Basil
Tutors: Alex Dubor, Ricardo Valbuena