The technique Aera Fabrica is a combination of blow moulding, glass blowing and 3D printing. From an experiment with stretching plastic, the studio moved to seeing the plastic form as a balloon that you can blow up. By heating up the balloon, it is made flexible and can be transformed. Cooling it, solidifies the form again. In contrast with the glassblowing technique, with the Aera Fabrica process, you determine the form before the inflating process, which allows us to more influence on the final form.
The project Aera Fabrica won the Hendrik Valk prize 2014, the New Material Fellow 2014 and the Ontwerp en Innovatie Prijs Gelderland. At the moment we developing the process and researching the different possible applications.