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Vessel, Brick Amaranth

This is a vessel. It was manufactured by Emerging Objects.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Emerging Objects as part of Nature by Design: Cochineal.

It is dated 2019. Its medium is 3d-printed nylon, resin, and cochineal dye. It is a part of the department.

In Mexico City, scholar José Antonio de Alzate y Ramírez published in 1777 a written and illustrated scientific account on cochineal. Virginia San Fratello and Ronald Rael of Emerging Objects drew on this material, inspired by the traditional equipment used for killing cochineal, as the basis for these unique pieces. The designers experimented with cochineal dye to develop their own material recipes, the results of which are these boldly colored, tactile 3D-printed objects.

It is credited Courtesy of Emerging Objects.

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 29.2 × 12.7 cm (11 1/2 in. × 5 in.)

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