NACRE, where collectible design pairs cutting edge technology with local history, in a collaboration of London-based designers HagenHinderdael and Dubai-based 3D-printed concrete specialists Concreative.
NACRE is an installation of modular pieces which encourage engagement through a variety of compositions. The shapes are constructed following the research into the structure of the mother of pearl, which is known for its extraordinary strength and flexibility. The structure consists of hexagonal platelets which are interlocking, rotated and penetrated, which results in the extraordinary qualities of flexibility and strength. NACRE’s platelets are made of 3D printed concrete with intricate textures and integrated LED lighting. The result is a constellation of sculptural outdoor furniture objects that allow for a variety of configurations, from distancing to proximity, provoking an emotional response.