View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
May 23, 2014

3D printing creates 18th century objects

Madrid-based Factum Arte’s works are displayed at London’s Sloane Museum.

By

Digital mediation company Factum Arte has created 18th century objects and furniture with the latest scanning and 3D printing technologies.

The 3D printed designs were imagined by the Italian artist, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, in publications such as Diverse Maniere, Vasi and Candelabri that were never actually realised during his life.

The entire collection, called Diverse Maniere: Piranesi, Fantasy and Excess, is displayed at London’s Sloane Museum and focuses on Piranesi’s work in the decorative arts.

"The displays will consist of meticulous three dimensional reproductions of the objects, such as coffee pots, chairs, chimneypieces and antique candelabra, tripods and altars imagined by Piranesi," according to the museum.

The Madrid-based company, which recently used 3D printing to replicate Tutankhamun’s tomb, created a 3D model based on 2D drawings rather than scanning objects to create a digital 3D model, according to CNET.

The collection consists of eight pieces including a tripod featuring the Egyptian goddess Isis, an altar font and a tripod with a helix hanging in the centre.

Content from our partners
Why enterprises of all sizes must  embrace smart manufacturing solutions
European Technology Leadership: Deutsche Bank CTO Gordon Mackechnie
Print’s role in driving the environmental agenda

Find out more about the process for each object on the Factum Arte website.

Check out CBR’s latest list on the top 3D printers for 2014.

Websites in our network
NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
I consent to New Statesman Media Group collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy
SUBSCRIBED

THANK YOU