We are excited to announce that architecture and design studio DUS Architects will host ‘Plant Installation’ during Dutch Design Week in Hutspot Eindhoven. The Amsterdam based studio has received international acclaim for its innovative designs such as the Worlds’ largest interactive light design for the KapellBrücke in Luzern in collaboration with Studio Drift and a unique 3D printed bottle for Chanel. ‘Plant Installation’ features large 3D printed planters that will grace our store with beautiful pleated structures and impactful size. Want a sneak peek? Read our conversation with DUS Architects to learn more about the fascinating 3D printing process.
How did the idea behind the big planters came to be?
The idea to create tall planters already existed for a long time. In spaces, we noticed that plants and flowers are often placed on the floor or on low objects. Because of our architectural background, we created in-house technologies that can build XL 3D printed objects (see 3D Print Canal House Living Lab in 2015). How cool would it be to create objects that elevate every plant into a tree?
The planters have a beautiful structure. What is the idea behind the design and what materials are used?
We took inspiration from the ever changing fashion world and aimed to translate pleating techniques into a solid shape. By studying this iconic method of processing fabric, we were able to create a dynamic shape that is still minimal and beautiful to look at. A limited set of geometric rules directs the pleats and plays with texture, light and shadow. The installation represents a moment in the intuitive research process of design and production.
The objects are made from oleaginous materials and are bio based. Not only do plants clean the CO2 inside a space, but also the material of the planter has a connection to sustainability and our environment.