1201, Emerging Objects, 2015–17
Inside five glass domes are vessels printed from coffee, tea, sugar, curry, and the skins of Chardonnay grapes. Each dome has an indented opening, inviting visitors to sniff the objects inside. These pieces were designed by architects Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello in Oakland, California. They use 3D printing processes to invent forms with unique tactile qualities.
Virginia San Fratello (American, born 1971) and Ronald Rael (American, born 1971), Rael San Fratello (Oakland, California, USA, founded 2003) and Emerging Objects (Oakland, California, USA, founded 2013); Courtesy of Emerging Objects
Tea Pot and Tea Cups from Utah Tea Set, 2015
The low, rounded teapot and teacup are a rich reddish brown color with a coarse, gritty texture.
Coffee Pot and Coffee Cup, 2018
The pot and cup are printed from coffee. The pot is tall and curvy. The cup is low and rounded. The surface is a rich brown color with a rough texture.
Furry Curry, 2017
The vessel is oval in shape and has an opening on the top and a lid. There are circular handles on each side and on the top. A bumpy texture covers the vessel. The exterior is a deep, reddish brown, and the interior is orange.
Chardonnay Wine Goblets, 2017
The goblets have wide, low stems. They are a rich, deep red with a rough texture.
3D-printed chardonnay skins and seeds
Cotton Candy Dishes, 2017
Two pink candy dishes have rough, grainy surfaces. The first dish resembles a stack of bubbles. At the top, half of one bubble serves as a lid. The second is a footed, rimmed bowl with a cone-shaped lid.
3D-printed sugar, aromatics
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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Senses: Design Beyond Vision.