Words by Antti Rimminen | All images courtesy of Additive Addicted | English editor Julie Uusinarkaus.

Babette Wiezorek is a product designer, art historian and researcher who works at the interface of materials, technologies and the processes that connect them. Her Berlin-based Additive Addicted studio focuses on additive and computer-aided technologies (3D printing) using fluid materials, ceramics in particular.

The AL-D series is directly inspired by the objects of the baroque cabinets of curiosities at Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin.

Wiezorek’s research activities are based on her fundamental interest in the natural and technical processes behind the creation of form. This interest led her to implement organic strategies such as feedback or regulatory circuits into the system of a 3D printer, challenging the potential of that technology.

In addition to the design studio, she teaches at various universities, and her work has recently been exhibited in Milan, Eindhoven and Berlin.

The N+1 series of mug-like forms is based on an algorithm that consists of up to 11 circles, each of them defined by position and size. The combination determines the vessels’ shape.
Detail of the N+1 Series
Series 12 | N+1 deep blue: 3D printed coloured porcelain
Real-time Coding and the Aesthetics of Feedback Loops
Print no.18

The Real-time Coding and the Aesthetics of Feedback Loops project examined the possibility of integrating organic strategies such as regulatory circuits and feedback into the system of a 3D printer. Sensory-evoked feedback changes the online coding of the printer‘s movement and influences the form of the artefact. This is made possible by using microprocessors as an open interface for sensory data and the adapted code.

Print no. 20 – Detail
Real-time coding: Setup and recording of the printer’s movements

Check out Babette Wiezorek’s Instagram for previews of upcoming projects.