Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Héctor Serrano's Reduced Carbon Footprint Souvenirs


Sure, the name, Reduced Carbon Footprint Souvenirs, is kind of a mouthful but the extra verbiage is essential in explaining what's behind Héctor Serrano's take on a most popular tourist pastime--purchasing souvenirs.

A collection of souvenirs that can be send by e-mail and then materialize using a 3D Printer (stereolithography rapid prototyping). No transport or standard production methods are required so the object carbon footprint is reduced to the minimum.

The project questions the way objects are manufactured and new technologies are applied to propose alternative ways of reducing their impact on the environment.

via dezeen

Posted by: Jeannie Choe |

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