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"The perfect wave" project - 3D concrete printing
Ulrike Jurklies / studio mo man tai

The perfect wave

3D concrete printing technology allows for more form freedom in design.

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Why not build the “perfect wave skate obstacle” in Eindhoven that every (skate)boarder wants to ride?
The 3D concrete printing (3DCP) technology allows more form freedom in design. Even natural shapes like waves can be reproduced.
Studio mo man tai explores the boundaries of 3D printing.
We want to create obstacles for Urban Sports based on the concept that nature knows best.

Skateboarding as we know it, was probably born when surfers in California wanted something to do when there were no waves.

Much speaks for the use of 3D concrete printing to produce skate obstacles; it allows for more design freedom. Even made to measure or one-off forms are possible. Once a 3D file is created the design is (parametric) scaleable. The resulting objects fullfill all mechanical/physical requirements (like weather and vandalism proof, transportable and theft proof)

Through a modular set up endless configurations are possible for - for instance - pump tracks.

We want to explore the boundaries of 3D concrete printing technology.

Ulrike Jurklies / studio mo man tai

Ulrike Jurklies

Owner/designer of mo man tai since 2000 and lives in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Trained as carpenter in Freudenstadt, Germany and graduated as Dipl. Industrial Designer at FH München, Germany. During her studies and after her graduation she worked in Hong Kong. Here she decided to start her own brand. In 2004 she moved to the Netherlands where the company is now located.