‘Stone is extracted from the earth, carved, cut and assembled to fit a purpose. It cannot be moulded or constructed. Technological progress allows mankind to design matter itself, but could stone be cultivated or grown into a desired shape?’
These are questions Laura Lynn Jansen and Thomas Vailly asked themselves before embarking on their CaCO3 project. Inspired by the growth of stalactites, the designers grew a series of stone objects around 3D-printed skeletons. The structures were left to fossilize for weeks in specifically chosen thermo-mineral springs.
Laura Lynn Jansen and Thomas Vailly presented CaCO3 as part of the Happy Future exhibition with collective Dutch Invertuals during Milan Design Week.