Maaike Roozenburg is obsessed with kitchens, now we’re not being chauvinistic here at Personalize, she really does, she sees them as art.
Maaike has a project called “Smart Replicas”, the aim is to recreate the porcelain past using the latest technologies. Using CT scans, 3D printing and augmented reality Maaike has brought back to life, damaged teacups of the pre-industrial past.
Until the industrialisation of porcelain in the 1700s it was known as ‘white gold’, reserved for the exceptionally rich. What remains of pre-industrialised tea sets and crockery are displayed in heavily alarmed glass cabinets in museums, not for touching and certainly not for drinking out of.
Maaike wants to change that, using CT scans that comply with Museum Boijmans van Beuningen’s strict handling standards Roozenburg she has been able to create 3D printed replicas of the finely detailed china. Rather than recreate the incredibly intricate, hand painted quality, she’s been able to use augmented reality to give a truly unique experience.
She told design.nl: “People can try them, scan them and see animations as well as access music from the period." Using a smartphone or tablet and Maaike's own app you can access a full history of the cup as opposed to a small card behind those glass cabinets. A properly interactive museum experience.
Last month we saw a 3D printed model and augmented reality synergy to showcase architecture and here we have museums using a similar tech. Have you see any 3D prints complete with augmented reality? Tell us about it below…