Archimeidon installation

Dimensions ○ 24 cm, 9 cm Year produced 2012 Medium/material mixed media Production self-produced Web Foto Hana Knížová Text DK


The Archimeidon project is based on an original and unique technique of glass production. It uses centrifugal and gravity forces to shape a parabola when it is in the liquid state. The glass is then rapidly cooled into a solid state. It is processed at a temperature of 950°C in a machined silica- plaster mould, and this process of machining moulds, fusing, cooling and working the glass is followed the exact cutting and mechanical polishing of the resulting surface. Aluminum and silica are then applied. The process is really similar
to the cutting and polishing of telescope mirrors used for astronomy.


Fractals, crystallography, artificial intelligence, division of 3D space, string theory, quantum physics, generative design, 3D printing and CNC machining, telescopes, or astrology are just some of the main topics that drive Jakub Petr’s imagination. When it comes to design, a perfect idea must always comes first. Jakub has a Master’s degree from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, previously studying at the High School of Applied Arts for Glassmaking in Železný Brod. Since 2013, he has worked for Sklo Petr and he has been teaching the fundamentals
of glassmaking at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague since 2016.

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