Fahz, a project currently being funded on Kickstarter is a concept for a 3d-printed vase that contains multiple profiles of friends or family members embedded at different intervals around the surface of the vessel. The designers have plans to create vases containing up to 16 profiles, though I can’t quite imagine what that would look like. If you want your face in a vase, head over here. They hope to ship by Mother’s Day.
This project began as an overly ambitious Mother’s Day gift from Nick to Martha. Rather than designing a single vase, Nick decided to design a generative vase design system.
Drawing from his background as an architect and computational designer, Nick utilized customized software (Rhino, Grasshopper, Python, Processing, etc.) to produce a detailed parametric model.
The original idea was to update the file with new profiles once a year (children grow), thereby solving the Mother’s Day gift conundrum once and for all. It was only as Martha began to show the vase to friends and family that we began to think about ways to expand the project.