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Fractal.MGX Table, 2009

This is a Table. It was designed by Gernot Oberfell, Jan Wertel and Matthias Bär and manufactured by Materialise NV. It is dated 2009 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is stereolithography-formed and pigment-infused epoxy resin with polyurethane (pu) filling. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This table takes its inspiration from the dragon tree (Dracaena), and is manufactured using stereolithography, a 3D-printing technique that builds up and solidifies layers of resin. The designers used mathematical algorithms to create a computer model to reproduce the fractal growth patterns of the dragon tree's branching structure. This complex design would be impossible to create without computer-driven modeling and production technology.

This object was donated by George A. Azar. It is credited Gift of George Azar.

  • Table
  • wood.
  • 1968-158-24
  • Drawing, Table, 1746–1809
  • pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash on off-white laid paper.
  • Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund.
  • 1938-88-2067

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 41.9 × 72.4 × 57.8 cm (16 1/2 × 28 1/2 × 22 3/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Fractal.MGX Table, 2009; Designed by Gernot Oberfell, Jan Wertel and Matthias Bär; stereolithography-formed and pigment-infused epoxy resin with polyurethane (pu) filling; H x W x D: 41.9 × 72.4 × 57.8 cm (16 1/2 × 28 1/2 × 22 3/4 in.); Gift of George Azar; 2016-22-1

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Fractal.MGX Table Production Process

This table is manufactured using stereolithography, a 3D-printing technique that builds up and solidifies layers of resin.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making | Breaking: New Arrivals.

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