The Chrysanthemum centrepiece
The centrepiece was voted as the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa at the Design Indaba Expo 2009.
The Chrysanthemum centrepiece is a multifunctional design that can be used as either a bowl or a candle holder, depending on which side of the design faces upwards.
The centrepiece reflects my passion for the textures, shapes and patterns found in nature. I especially like to interpret those objects that have a repetitive mathematically founded pattern. Some objects are immediately recognisable, such as the Chrysanthemum, others are more abstract. Direct 3-dimensional manufacturing methods, such as selective laser sintering (SLS) used to create the Chrysanthemum allows me to design intricate textures and objects. These textures and objects would have been impossible to execute by hand, yet the centrepiece still retains the beauty and tactile feeling of a natural object.
The Chrysanthemum is directly manufactured with the EOS P380 using the PA2200 polyamide material.