Inside this glass dome are vessels printed from sugar. The dome has an indented opening, inviting museum visitors to take a whiff of the objects inside; and yes, they smelled like Cotton Candy.
These pieces were designed by architects Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello in Oakland, California. The team use 3D printing processes to invent forms with unique tactile qualities.
The two pink candy dishes have rough, grainy surfaces. The first dish resembles a stack of bubbles. At the top, half of one bubble serves as a lid.
The second is a footed, rimmed bowl with a cone-shaped lid, which sits displayed separate from its base.
Photographed as Part of the Emerging Objects Exhibit at The Cooper Hewitt Design Museum in NYC.