3D Printed Vase (Willow) by Keeley Traae
This modern style vase is made by Keeley using biodegradable PLA materials such as wood and stone-filled printing filaments, creating a tactile and unique surface finish. PLA is short for Polylactic Acid, a thermoplastic polymer that is derived from renewable resources, such as corn starch, potato starch, or sugar cane.
Diameter: 7 cm
Height: 7 cm
Due to the biodegradable nature of the materials, the object is not waterproof, but dried flowers look beautiful.
This ‘hello beautiful’ collection began in 2020 during the lockdown. Keeley started to explore digital design technology to create her forms which are then 3D printed in her studio. Each design begins with a sketch followed by a digitally crafted 3D file. Keeley is enjoying developing her own aesthetic, inspired by her love for mid-century design blended with classic silhouettes and geometry found in nature. Forms are ribbed, faceted, and fluted, and have tactile surface finishes.