Since 1996 A3DM has launched over 250,000 new Additively Manufactured products for Aerospace, Telecommunications, Healthcare, Fine Art, and Luxury applications.
For this 2019 Holiday Season, we decided to share our first "How We Made This" revealing some of our unique pioneering projects in Additive Manufacturing.
Our first project celebrates the contemporary artist Jeff Koons and his iconic sculpture "Rabbit" c 1986.
In May of 2019, "Rabbit" was sold at auction for a record breaking $91.1M , the highest price ever paid for a work by a living artist
High resolution scanning of "Rabbit" provided the first step to reverse engineer the original form but, the highly polished surfaces would be a challenge. Eventually with creative experts put to the task, the resulting cloud point data would provide unique opportunities to accurately iterate the "Rabbit" form to perfection , both big and small
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2007
Beginning in 2005 Jeff Koons and Stella McCartney agreed to collaborate on a project to create a limited edition in fashion and fine jewelry of "Rabbit"
A3DM Technologies was privileged in creating the 108 piece edition of "Rabbit in Platinum" using our unique Additive Manufacturing technologies.
The process to be revealed in our 5 part series this December will include insights into Advanced Manufacturing methods, PGM Metallurgy, Hot Isostatic Pressing, and micro-machining processes developed for platinum to obtain a mirror polish.
"Rabbit in Platinum" has been displayed in museum exhibitions throughout the globe over the past decade as the title work. A3DM is honored to have played a part in making this iconic work available for so many and illustrating now our first use case for Additive Manufacturing
From Picasso to Koons: The Artist as Jeweler, curated by French collector Diane Venet, is a world traveled exhibition of some 200 jewelry works by 135 artists , lead by Jeff Koons "Rabbit" is an exceptional wearable sculpture by such artistic giants as Georges Braque, Max Ernst, Lucio Fontana, Louise Nevelson, Anthony Caro, Yoko Ono, and Anish Kapoor.
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