Silver Coffee Pot
Edition of 9 copies
Dimensions: 25 cm high

From a print in:
Diverse Maniere d’adornare i cammini ed ogni altra parte degli edifizi desunte dall’architettura Egizia, Etrusca, e Greca con un Ragionamento Apologetico in defesa dell’Architettura Egizia, e Toscana, opera del Cavaliere Giambattista Piranesi Architetto, Rome 1769
Wilton-Ely 878

Digitally modelled using Z Brush by
Adam Lowe with voxelstudio, Madrid,

3D realisation using a stereolithographic printer at Materialise, Leuven.

Made in cast and electroformed silver in London and Madrid. Hand chased and polished.

Numbered 1 to 9 in roman numerals and stamped with Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Factum Arte and a specially designed ‘Piranesi’ stamp.

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A rendering of the central section of the ornate coffeepot designed by Piranesi and included in “Diverse Maniere...”. This object clearly demonstrates Piranesi’s interest in the growth and development of natural form and his interest in applying this form to his philosophy of design.

A comparison between Piranesi’s print and a 3 dimensional rendering of the coffeepot during modelling at voxelstudios, Madrid.

The underlying geometry of Piranesi’s coffeepot while being modelled at voxelstudios, Madrid.

Designing the spout of the coffeepot, in the form of a bee, at voxelsudios, Madrid.

Sceen captures of the 3D model made at voxelstudios, Madrid.

The coffeepot prototype in resin by Materialise, Belgium

Nickel plated prototype coffeepot before the casting in silver.

Made from the negative mold, below are the electrolysis and handmade silver positives.

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