西班牙设计师Patricia Urquiola为BMW Welt展示空间设计了一个蓝色和绿色水磨石漩涡地板，由地板品牌Aectual通过3D打印框架打造。空间的灵感来自宝马汽车公司的M8 Gran Coupe概念车的颜色，据宝马公司称，这款车“让人回想起神秘而富有诗意的北极光渐变色彩”。
Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola has fitted out the BMW Welt exhibition space with a swirling blue and green terrazzo floor, created by flooring brand Aectual within a 3D-printed frame.The space was inspired by the colours of the car company’s M8 Gran Coupe concept car, which according to BMW “recalls the colour gradients of the mystic and poetic Northern Lights”.
Urquiola took photographs that the automobile maker had taken of the concept car against a shimmering green frozen lake as the starting point for her installation.”Urquiola used her surface design to translate, extremely intuitively, the apparently fractured ice surface, green colour – which appears to change in tone against different lights – and Northern Lights,” said BMW.
The space has cars and lounge areas, featuring original artworks by Urquiola, on top of a bespoke floor.The 322 square-metre floor was designed by Urquiola and produced by specialist design-tech flooring brand Aectual. The company uses robotic technology to 3D-print a bioplastic frame a couple of centimetres tall.
As well as traditional geometric patterns, the 3D-printed frame allows for freeform shapes that appear to be hand-drawn, such as Urquiola’s swirling designs.This frame was transported to the location where the floor was laid, where it was filled with a mixture of chips of marble in a bio-based binding agent. The terrazzo then set, and was polished to create the finished floor.