Tuesday, 27 April 2010

The Honeycomb Vase

Honeycomb Vase, "Made by Bees", by Studio Libertiny.
Seen in the MoMA.


Rapid manufacturing is a process by which computer-controlled lasers solidify liquid or powdered resin to create a three-dimensional rendering of a digital design. By contrast, the Honeycomb Vase was produced through what the artist has called "slow manufacturing": Libertíny constructed a vase-shaped beehive scaffold (to be removed at the end of the process) and then let nature take its course. Forty thousand bees build the vase in one week.

Honeycomb like structure build by humans and machines has been studied by Andrew Kudless and by ILEK students.

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