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Reverse Decay / Surface design for 3D prints

Reverse Decay
Reverse Decay

3D printing as a way to a unique material language portraying time as an agent of transformation, rather than decay.

The possibility to print fine structures allows novel surface attributes to be designed. This project made use of this potential by creating a surfaces which wear with usage, inviting a different way of relating to objects which are becoming part of our everyday life. The key idea was that of one geometrical pattern changing into another. This could be achieved by making some parts of the initial pattern weakly attached, so that they gradually break off. This surface ‘finish’ can be designed into any printable everyday object.


Design Academy Eindhoven

Design Academy Eindhoven
Eindhoven, Netherlands


Birgit Severin

Birgit Severin
Berlin, Germany