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Felix Mollinga

Department: Man and Activity
Website: www.felixmollinga.com

ADDITIVE CRYSTAL

WHAT
This collection of lamps combines two additive manufacturing techniques. Man-made, 3D-printed frames continue to grow after the printing is done, developing their own crystal skin.

WHY
The process of 3D printing and the formation of mineral crystals seem worlds apart, but are actually based on the same principle, slowly materialising layer by layer. Fascinated by their similarities and differences, Felix Mollinga managed to manipulate them into a co-creative unity.

HOW
Both materials need a day to complete their part of the structure. The printing is controlled, precise, and industrial. The crystals are unpredictable, stubborn, and organic. One strengthens fragility and the other adds sparkle and translucency.

QUOTE
The frames are identical, their skin is unique.

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Photographs: Nicole Marnati