The production of fatigue

Léa Mazy

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- story by MaterialDistrict

The Production of Fatigue is a printing process revealing the creative potential of fatigue and exposing its unexpected aesthetic qualities.

Making use of the fading quality of a printer as its ink cartridges run low, designer Léa Mazy explores how fatigue in machines could positively challenge the standards of mass production. This fatigue, considered as a fault, undeniably enriches the surface with a subtle variety of nuances. As the result of a handcrafted mechanical and systematic motion she designed, each print is the recording of its own production pace, telling its story through a unique outcome.

Mazy is developing this printing method for the tile industry and envisions to inspire and challenge more manufactories to sustainable and innovative visions in existing production processes. Questioning both human and machine performances, her process allows an empathic understanding of fatigue: an alternative view on society’s high expectations for efficiency and productivity.

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