Three materials, three technologies, one shape. LILIA is a set of objects designed by Svetlana Kozhenova which compare different production proccesses in product design.
The shape of the bowls LILIA is derived from the geometric lily flower. It may also resemble a origami, Cubism or Islamic art.The bowls can be used as ashtrays, jewellery cases, bowls for candy or just as decorations.
Lilia CHROME was produced by next generation UV Photopolymer 3D printer and then chromed. The time of the production is insignificant, on the other hand the price rises very high. The object made by computer is precise in shape as it could be.
Lilia ARABESQUE was made by molding together several pieces of waste PCB components. The production is very time-demanding, but the cost price is almost zero. Each object is made manually, so every time it slightly differs.
Lilia PORCELAIN was produced by Czech porcelain factory. The traditional technology makes the price, time of the production and effort to be as reasonable as possible. Each piece has its slight nuance that gives a human touch to it.
So, there is a question wheter it is uniqueness, preciseness, low-price or hand-made that is the most important to us in product design.
The project will be exhibited at designSUPERMARKET´12 in December in Prague, Czech Republic.
Designed by Svetlana Kozhenova
Photography by Dan Friedlaender
Manufactured by Martin Feix, ?eský porcelán, Dubí (Czech porcelain factory in Dubí), Rapid prototyping, Turnov
Produced in Czech Republic