June 26, 2014

Pine Cone is a collection of desktop delights cleverly capturing the beautiful spiraling seeds of trees by Isaac Budmen. The idea behind this art project is to translate the loveliness of nature into our everyday objects. The collection includes a series of three designs.

Desktop Conifer is emerging from the Isaac's earliest studies of pinecones and their complex geometries, this piece draws on the growth algorithms of natures amazing seed vehicles and reducing them and simplifying their form to create an unique piece on desktop.

Instead of shrinking ourselves what if we enlarged our world? Where leaves on the trees would be the size of blankets and the acorns the size of our hearts. Inspired by a vision of a world much larger than our own the Illusory Acorn sits on it's side leaving casual passerby's to wonder at what treasures it might hold. Just big enough to squirrel away precious items safely this playful object prints in two parts, the acorn top and acorn bottom, and clasps together with a hidden bayonet connector. Let your imagine soar as the forest canopies with the Illusory Acorn.

The titans of trees, the mighty Sequoia Redwoods dwarf all other living species on the planet making elder, oak and pine trees seem like infants next to their mighty branches. The precious pods of these giants, the ones that dutifully carry their seed forward in time, are also in a weight class of their own making the rest of the world's pine cones of the seem like pebbles. The Sequoia Organizer takes one of these astounding works of nature and brings it into your office carrying forward in time your important memos, notes and letters. Borrowing from the unique geometry of Sequoia Cones this desktop item gives you several options for organizing, displaying, and keeping track of those crucial bits of paper that comprise our lives and careers.

When you will 3D print these masterpieces, you will just have to sit at your desk, breathe, relax: nature is around you, it protects you.

Isaac Budmen is an artist, designer and lifelong inventor. He is the author of The Book on 3D Printing and artist with the Metropolitan Museum's Digital Media Lab. The collection havs been crafted for desktop fabrication and are available for digital download at Cults, a French marketplace that connects 3D designers and buyers who want to print 3D objects.

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