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Poilu Vases Are 3D Printed with Implanted “Hair”

While doing research on materials, Paris-based Studio Bold created a collection of 3D printed vases where “hair” is implanted during the printing process with the hope of bulking up the shape. The studio created a code made up of “coordinates between the logic mathematics to the logic generated by nature.” What resulted was the Poilu Vases, a series of three vessels printed with vegetable-based fibers, like bamboo, coconut, and wood, giving them rows of looped “hair”, almost like loops on a rug.

Each vase – Blond, Brun, and Roux – is numbered and signed in limited editions of 8 (+ 2AP + 2P) and are available via Aybar Gallery.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.