3D printed "glitchy" tea-set

Matthew Plummer-Fernandez's "Glitch Reality II" is a 3D-printed tea set made by harvesting mismatched pieces from charity shops, scanning them in with a 3D scanner, "roughly repairing the digital mesh files," and then 3D printing them, "to create an instance of this tea-set data that inherits the glitches from the analogue-to-digital-to-analogue translation."

I've always loved "matching" sets made by modding found objects (I've got a longstanding plan to collect a set of mismatched silverware, then making it match by powder-coating all the handles), and the use of a 3D printer in the process makes it easier than ever to accomplish the effect.

(via Shapeways)

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  1. >(I’ve got a longstanding plan to collect a set of mismatched silverware, then making it match by powder-coating all the handles)

    I realized a similar match plan when I took my inherited sofabed and two non-matching yard sale stuffed chairs and had them all reupholstered in the same fabric. Now what used to look like, well, a yard sale in my living room looks instead like masterful intent.

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