Vessel, Crimson Clay, 2019
In Mexico City, scholar José Antonio de Alzate y Ramírez published in 1777 a written and illustrated scientific account on cochineal. Virginia San Fratello and Ronald Rael of Emerging Objects drew on this material, inspired by the traditional equipment used for killing cochineal, as the basis for these unique pieces. The designers experimented with cochineal dye to develop their own material recipes, the results of which are these boldly colored, tactile 3D-printed objects.
It is credited
Courtesy of Emerging Objects.
Its dimensions are
H x diam.: 25.4 × 22.9 cm (10 × 9 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Nature by Design: Cochineal.