The award-winning botanical models by Sebastian Brandt (reco-brandt.com) are unique resin casts of live plants. By means of a novel replication process, they are handcrafted in elaborate detail. This makes the manufacturing of high-quality botanical exhibits possible in an unprecedented way.
All plant parts, such as leaves, flowers and stems are individually cast in special silicone blocks. The resulting moulds are filled with coloured synthetic resin mixtures. During the chemical hardening process, microscopically exact and durable synthetic casts of the respective plant parts are made, which are subsequently assembled to form the finished model. After final reworking and colouring, the Reco-Brandt orchid models exactly match the respective live plants in shape and colour.