Markus Kayser. Solar-sintered Bowl. 2011

Markus Kayser Solar-sintered Bowl 2011

  • MoMA, Floor 1, 1 South

Kayser is interested in the use of natural resources in 3D printing. Experiments with solar power led him to the desert and to the two elements most readily available there: sun and sand, whose silica component solidifies as glass when heated to its melting point and allowed to cool. Kayser tested his first manually operated solar 3D-printing machine in 2011 in the Moroccan desert. He completed a bigger, fully automated, computer-driven version called SolarSinter later that year and tested it in the Sahara. This bowl was produced by the SolarSinter.

Gallery label from Energy, 2019
Medium
Fused sand
Dimensions
3 1/2 x 6" (8.9 x 15.2 cm)
Credit
Gift of the designer
Object number
1740.2012.1
Department
Architecture and Design

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