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GeMo is a mass customised series of 3D printed vases created by expanding the geometrical possibilities of Islamic art through the innovative use of computation and fabrication. The designers found that traditional geometric patterns are still relevant to the contemporary design culture and are full of untapped potential. GeMo utilizes the potentials of 3D printing technologies by creating a non-repetitive series of objects that are otherwise very cumbersome to manufacture using conventional methods. The form of each vase in the series is generated using symmetrical multi-sided polygons, deriving from one of the fundamental components of Islamic art.
The same geometries of existing typologies are used to create the form of each vase; however they are differentiated by the orders of combination and duplication. This method of formulated geometry retains its cultural roots, yet enables the designers to achieve novel geometric expressions of a wide range of over 500 variations.
GeMo also embodies the potential of what 3D printed fabrication is offering to the contemporary design culture. As opposed to conventional fabrication methods, 3D printing does not have any design constraints and does not limit production by restricting the number of moulds able to be fabricated, therefore reducing the plethora of differentiations needed for the fabrication of one product.
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