Exploring and intersecting 3D printing, virtual and augmented reality, that can be the shortly definition of Digital sculptor Janne Kyttanen.
At Design Miami/, gallery ALL unveils the finnish artist’s dynamic ‘metsidian’ — a piece that hovers between the boundaries of sculpture and furniture; an eruption that melds two divergent materials together.
The result is something of an organic volcanic obsidian that transforms into a clean, fluid metal mesh. in creating ‘metsidian’, Kyttanen explored alternative methods for combining paradoxical materials asking himself: ‘If we’re able to use explosion welding to join materials that wouldn’t naturally fuse together – what would happen if we could control this force digitally? What kind of hybrid matter could we create?‘ A compelling metamorphosis in which the impossible becomes reality, ‘metsidian’ is a harmonious union of otherworldly form and everyday function.
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Evidence of Kyttanen’s exploration of 3D printing in his creative practice, the ‘avoid stool’ is a copper plated seating object made using the additive manufacturing process to form an intricate, complex diamond structure influenced by lie sphere geometry.
The ‘macedonia tray’ is one of Kyttanen’s signature designs and has been included in the permanent collection at MoMA. Taking its shape from the structures formed by soap bubbles, it is being exhibited at design miami/ in glossy bronze.
Accompanying the ‘avoid stool’ is the ‘avoid chandelier’ — also realized using 3D printing. the circular light fixture similarly has an diamond structure, with an opulent, mirror-finish plated with 24 karat gold.
Janne Kyttanen’s presence at Design Miami/ displays his unique design aesthetic which he draws from forms found in nature and beyond. all works are available in limited editions of eight pieces (plus two artist proofs per edition).