Posted By on Nov 8, 2013 | 0 comments

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Last night we were invited to the launch of the Chocnology exhibition at the Museum Of African Design (MOAD) in the Maboneng Precinct. The entire exhibition consisted of original sculptures made entirely out of 3D-printed chocolate! If you ever needed an excuse to buy a 3D-printing machine, then this is it!

The exhibition was put together by Nestlé South Africa and the idea behind it was to bring the two very different worlds of chocolate and technology (chocnology) together in the form of art with the help of 3D-printing. The entire process began with technology as all designs were created using the Android operating system and online 3D modelling tools. The 3D printer had to be manipulated to use chocolate instead of plastic as the raw material. The concept of 3D printing is not new but the first exhibition entirely out of 3D-printed chocolate most definitely is!

The exhibition will be open until this Sunday, 10 November. The question on my mind though, is what will happen with all the chocolate afterwards?! I’m available to assist in “breakdown” if needed… 🙂

The Thinker was my favourite of all the chocolate art on display.

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The decor was simple – bowls of KitKat chocolates on cocktail tables. Of course we gorged ourselves silly because, well, CHOCOLATE!
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