Dimensions: 16cm (H) x 25cm (W) x 20cm (D) / 6.3" (H) x 9.8" (W) x 7.9" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
This work explores meteorological phenomena using digital data, conception and production tools. Especially interested in data visualization, the designer harvested ‘big data’ associated with weather patterns. This information was processed via mathematical algorithms to produce digital files that recall clouds and tornadoes.
The cylindrical clay tornado form was generated by codes in a digital platform. It was subsequently printed in porcelain by a 3D ceramics printer. The accompanying glass globe form was shaped as a positive form of the (imaginary) void created by the profile of the tornado. The blown glass globe form was produced in a unique 3D printed ceramics mould.
Glass globe vase: Φ 18cm, H 16cm
Ceramic cylindrical vase: Φ 7cm, H 16cm
Made in the lab La Céramique Comme Expérience of l'ENSA Limoges
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Hometown: Ningbo, China
Based in: Dresden, Germany
CAI Yisha is an independent Chinese designer living and working in Germany after obtaining her master's degree in object design from l'École nationale supérieure d'art de Limoges ( l'ENSA Limoges ), France.
Years of studies and working experiences in different countries have brought her a rich source of inspiration for product design. She merges divers cultural contexts in design and also values the interactions between human users and physical objects. Her recent works focus on interpretation of the increasingly informationalized world by using data, conception and production tools in digital ways.
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