ITA 2023

NIDO, the first wine shelf printed in 3D concrete with integrated reinforcement rods, targets wine aficionados with a flair for exceptional design and environmental consciousness. The organic design language makes the shelf a unique piece of sculptural furniture, embodying a dynamic and future oriented lifestyle. Natural shapes and intricate bionic structures emulate patterns present in plants and other living beings, thus revisiting the features of nature which are expressed in the design language of the wine shelf. The target audience comprises forward-thinking trendsetters who value both design and sustainability. By combining technologically advanced manufacturing techniques with a keen understanding of design aesthetics, studiooberhauser aims to cater to this discerning audience. NIDO is printed in one piece, providing structural stability and a continuous, smooth surface. A clever yet stylish, remotely controllable integrated LED lighting system enhances the presence of the wine shelf in any room or setting, underlining the unique and timeless design of the piece and creating a dramatic play of light and shadow.
NIDO heralds a significant advancement in the field of concrete 3D printing, standing as the first design object to integrate reinforcement rods during the printing process itself. This development is especially advantageous for powder bed printing methodologies. The unique feature of this technology is the ability to strategically place reinforcement rods within the printed object as needed, thereby offering optimization of weight, space, cost, and material use. Furthermore, it bolsters structural stability and enables precise measurement and planned design, transforming the traditional design process and potentially revolutionizing the 3D printing industry.
NIDO is a step forward in design and manufacturing, melding the boundaries between art, technology, and functionality, while keeping a firm eye on environmental sustainability. It showcases studiooberhausers commitment to pushing the boundaries of what's possible in design and manufacturing.