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Neri Oxman Unveils "Gemini" Cocoon-Like Acoustic Chaise Produced With Stratasys Color Multi-Material 3D Printing

MINNEAPOLIS and REHOVOT, Israel, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Architect, designer and MIT Professor Neri Oxman collaborates with Professor W Craig Carter and composer and MIT Professor Tod Machover to explore material properties and their spatial arrangement using Stratasys Objet500 Connex3 Color Multi-material 3D Printer 

"Vocal Vibrations" exhibition opens at Le Laboratoire on March 28 th   2014 

Stratasys, Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), a manufacturer of 3D printers and materials for personal use, prototyping, and production, today announced the debut of "Gemini", a two-part chaise  lo ng u e designed by Neri Oxman, Architect, Designer and Professor of Media, Arts and Science at MIT, in collaboration with Professor W. Craig Carter, Department of Materials Science and Engineering of MIT, using Stratasys' new Objet500 Connex3 Color Multi-material 3D Printer.

     (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140327/677744-a )

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     (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140327/677744-c )

Conveying the relationship of twins in the womb through material properties and their spatial  arrangement, Gemini combines both traditional and innovative manufacturing processes and will be unveiled tomorrow at the "Vocal Vibrations" exhibition at La Laboratoire in Paris, France. You can follow the gala opening tonight on Twitter at #gemini.

The two piece cocoon-like structure combines subtractive and additive manufacturing and continues Oxman's exploration of the Objet500 Connex3 Color Multi-material 3D Printing technology which enables a variety of material properties and color combinations to be printed in a single build.

"The twin chaise spans multiple scales of the human existence extending from the warmth of the womb to the stretches of the Gemini zodiac in deep space. It recapitulates a human cosmos, our body, like the constellation, drifting in quiet space. Here the duality of nature is expressed through the combination of traditional materials and state-of-the-art 3D printing," says Oxman. "Stratasys' new multi-material color 3D printing capability has allowed me to create a rich dialog between sound and light, rigid and flexible, natural and man-made materials and high and low spatial frequencies in ways that were impossible until now."

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