Richard Clarkson designed complex 3D-printed flowers blooming like real flowers. Recent advances in 3D printing now allow the simultaneous deposition of different materials in one single print. “Blossom” explores this blending of materials from flexible to rigid.
This is really going to change completely the way 3D printing is used in manufacturing and design as this variation offers a great opportunity to generate complex forms that were impossible to make before.
“Seamless Blossom” is an interactive installation made without electronics, sensors or computer control but working only on air pressure. As users interact with small hand pumps the air is forced into curved, hollow petals that temporarily inflate and create a blossoming movement.
This beautiful and hybrid piece of Art shows the incredible growing capabilities of 3D printing.