A digital frontier

In 2009 I started playing and experimenting with a -then- technology which was not new, but was becoming quite available for everybody: 3d printing.
I wanted to exemplify the additive process the technology made possible reinterpreting a very common object like a vase with some peculiar features. Flynn is a matrix, a tridimensional grid describing a familiar silhouette while keeping intact the original functions. The main 3d printed body allows to put long stemmed flowers and leans on a transparent glass vessel holding the water. The structure can result very light and hollow, but if you look at it from different points you’ll see the bi-dimensional pattern take life and become a rich tridimensional grid.