Solar Sinter

24th June 2011

The Royal College of Art press view was yesterday and the one project that I havent stopped talking about is the brilliant Solar Sinter by Markus Kayser. I loved his sun trap lazer cutter that cut out plywood sunglasses that he showed during the work in progress and in Milan, but his latest foray to the Sahara desert is brilliant, thought provoking, humorous and truly relevant.

Using natures power - the sun, Kayser's project offers a glimpse of a personal utopia whereby we dont have to say good bye to the luxury of technology and all that it affords us in order to be more sustainable.

Instead he suggests to drive off on a journey into the desert to create a piece of art or a product using the power of the sun, some sand and a great imagination. His 3D printing device concentrates the Sun's rays through a glass ball lens to such a degree that it creates a beam that can heat silica sand to melting point that can then be used to make products such as a bowl.

I cant wait to see what Markus does next, but in the mean time his video is well worth a view


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