March 17, 2016   ·   glass,vase


By combining a generative idea and a traditional fabrication process, every piece made is exclusive. Only when the 128 3d-printed blocks that create the mold are put back together, a generative process happens: the order of the blocks is never the same, thus the vases are always a little different in their outside structure - therefore unique. Once blown, the mold opens like a puzzle. This vase is being produced with an infinite combinatory production process Tombola has been developped in collaboration with multiple craftsmen to allow experiments and optimiziations along the way.


Tombola Glass

generative glass vase
colored mouthblown glass
18cm diameter, various heights between 11 and 30 cm
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Mendel HEIT
photo credits :© photo Nicolette Humbert / CERFAV


Prototypes made with the kind support of CERFAV de Vannes-le-Châtel, FRANCE
Prototype Mold made with the kind support of G.tecz Engineering GmbH, Kassel, GERMANY