Sunday, November 7, 2010

Fabbing Piranesi's baroque fantasies

In his life in the 18th century, Giovanni Battista Piranesi was an Italian artist and architect who produced some extremely ornamental designs for furniture and objects that were apparently never made. Now, under supervision of Micchele de Lucchi, these objects have actually been created using ZBrush 3D modeling software, rapid prototyping, and more traditional casting techniques.

Especially the 3D modeling process is exquisite to see, and with that music, it all feels meaningful too. We're truly entering a new renaissance.

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