Project by: KRISTAL.
Program: Light Object
Material: 3D Printed White PLA, Coated
The inspiration and name of this light object comes from "Cyrtocalpis" - a type of Radiolaria found in the ocean and researched by Ernst Haeckel. This marine Protozoa of about 0.2mm in diameter has an intricate mineral skeleton, resembling a perforated wavy fabric.
The amorphous skeleton's parameters, such as growth patterns, form and proportions were studied, analyzed, and translated into an algorithm in order to produce a digital model.
This model, in turn, was 3D printed with the intention to create a solid material light object which produces a unique play of light and shadow, and seems to change shape with every perspective.