Over the past few years huge advancements have been taken in the range of materials that can be used to 3D print objects and now range from concrete to plastic, and the list is forever growing.
This week Emerging Objects has added a new edition to the list of 3D printable materials in the form of powdered tea, that the company has used to create their example of the Utah Tea Set, and has been entirely 3D printed using just instant tea.
The design for the Utah tea set is based on the Utah Teapot that was one of the original digital 3D models ever created. The Utah tea pot was designed back in 1975 by Martin Newell, and has become an iconic symbol of graphic design.
“With the advent of 3D printing users are able to materialize digital designs. While one might consider ceramic the obvious material for 3D printing the Utah Teapot, we have chosen instead to 3D print it out of actual tea. This means the Utah Tea Set, which includes tea cups also 3D printed out of tea, is doubly, characteristically self referential — meta — and then meta again. Of course, the teaspoons are also printed using tea as well and are exactly the volume of a single teaspoon (5 cubic centimeters).”
Jump over to the Emerging Objects website for more details via the link below.