3D-Printed Vase Exteriors Give New Life to Used Plastic Bottles

Posted On Thu, April 7, 2016 By

Posted On Thu, April 7, 2016 By In Green Design, Products

Milan-based designer Libero Rutilo has developed a way to transform used plastic bottles into stylish and functional home decor. Using 3D printing technology, Rutilo’s series of four vases focuses only on the objects’ exterior shell, leaving the heavy lifting, or water holding in this instance, to the up-cycled plastic vessels.

Libero Rutilo, 3D printed vases, PET bottles

The idea was to focus on the outside silhouette while also retro-fitting the interior to work seamlessly with the standard plastic bottle sizes. The vase collection features four different design options each with their own appeal and personality.

Libero Rutilo, 3D printed vases, PET bottles

The “Spider Vase,” is the most organic in form, featuring a biomorphic pattern.

Libero Rutilo, 3D printed vases, PET bottles

The second design is called the “Sinuous Vase” and is made up of a fluid curvilinear lines.

Libero Rutilo, 3D printed vases, PET bottles

The collection also includes the “Lace Vase” with a crochet-inspired pattern giving it a more classical look.

Libero Rutilo, 3D printed vases, PET bottles

And finally the “Knitted Vase” is named appropriately after its fine fiber-like appearance.

Find out more about purchasing or printing your own vase here.

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