3D Printed Sculpture at Milano Design Week

Former MAS ETH DFAB student Erika Marthins exhibited her sculpture React/Refract at this year's Design Week in Milan. React/Refract was part of Pro Helvetia's Emerging Talents exhibition at the House of Switzerland Milano under the theme Urgent Legacy, which attracted over 17,000 visitors.

With the almost two-metre-high sculpture, Erika combines computer-aided design, additive robotic manufacturing and circular economy in one. The sculpture was printed in 24 hours in the Robotic Fabrication Lab (RFL) and is the result of her final thesis from the MAS ETH DFAB programme, which she completed in 2023. It goes back to Ina Cheibas' doctoral thesis at Gramazio Kohler Research.

Erika Marthin's MAS ETH DFAB project was carried out in collaboration with Architecture and Building Systems A/S (PhD by Valeria Piccioni) and Digital Building Technologies, ETH Zurich (PhD by Matthias Leschok) as part of the NCCR Digital Fabrication.

React Refract Milan Design Week

Photocredit: Sara Bastai