Voltage

January 23rd, 2013

Voltage is the title of Iris van Herpen‘s latest couture collection. 2 outfits are actually 3D printed flexible outfits. The first one is a cape and skirt, which is a collaboration with Neri Oxman from MIT’s Media Lab. The second one is a black dress, a collaboration with the architect Julia Koerner. Both use a different 3D printing technique to achieve these result. The rest of the collection is also worth a look, it’s not like anything else out there.

Voltage by Iris van Herpen

Voltage by Iris van Herpen

Voltage by Iris van Herpen

Voltage by Iris van Herpen

Little Shining Man

December 22nd, 2011

“Little Shining Man” is kite conceived by Heather and Ivan Morison, designed by Sash Reading, engineered and fabricated by Queen & Crawford. It features 1700 3d printed connectors, carbon fibre rods and cubenfibre aerospace fabric. It just looks beautiful.

found at creativeapplications.net

Google Vase

October 10th, 2011

Daniel Michel searched for 8 different vases on Google Images. The rotation outlines of the 8 vases were arranged around a center and connected by minimal surfaces in a 3D construction software. Afterwards the textures were set on the surfaces and the vase was printed by a 3D-Printer in plaster.

found at triangulation blog

One Coffee Cup a Day

July 1st, 2011

One Coffee Cup a Day is a project by Bernat Cuni. He designed 30 variations of the classic espresso coffee cup during 30 days. The cool thing about this, is the fact that you can actually buy them. When you order one, it will be printed 3D in glazed ceramics by Shapeways. Unfortunately there are only 3D renderings of the designs, it would have been interesting to see the real 3D ceramic product.

found at iGNANT

Thru Religion

April 5th, 2011

Thru Religion is a 3D printed object created by Drzach & Suchy. The object has multiple shadow-casting elements, semi-randomly arranged in three dimensions. When you rotate the object to the right position in front of a light source, you can see 3 different religious symbols. You should also check out these 2 videos of their Shadow Casting Panels.

found at ignant

The Future Piggy Bank

March 10th, 2011

“The Future Piggy” Bank is project made by Wang Chao, Maggie Kuo, and Jordi Parra, at the Umeå Institute of Design, in Sweden. In just a few days, they made this mock-up of piggy bank that accepts credit cards. By using very simple components like an arduino board, a sensor and an iphone as a display, they were able to create a piggy bank which behaves like a Tamagotchi. If you don’t feed it with a credit card it will become sad and the other way around. Very nice work!

found at Co.Design

Laser Cut Phono Record

August 6th, 2010

Back In” from Laser is probably the first laser cut plexi phono record. A few weeks ago, Niklas Roy and Jari Suominen had the chance to use a laser cutter at timelab’s fablab. So they decided to make a record with 8 track loops.
They used a vector program to draw the actual record. With different line colours they could modulate the laser’s intensity. They also experimented with different depths of the groove within one loop like in track 6. Track 2 is something like a random noise experiment where the needle  jumps in a different way over the grooves, each time the track is played. So every track has a different idea.
In the video, Jari explains the whole project and at the end you can listen to all 8 tracks.

The vector design:

The laser cur plexi phono record:

Crystallization

July 27th, 2010

Crystallization is the title of Iris van Herpen her Spring Summer 2011 collection. One of the pieces was a collaboration with the architect Daniel Widrig. This is not the first piece of clothing made with a rapid prototyping technique, but maybe one with the most complex shape. It was printed in 3D by .MGX.

found at notcot

Het Klokhuis Titles

February 1st, 2010

Johnny Kelly and Jethro Haynes were asked to create new title sequences for the Dutch children TV programme Het Klokhuis (apple core), I even watched it when I was still a kid. In this TV show the explain all kinds of things and I guess they will also show how they made these new opening titles. Johnny and Jethro decided to do a stop frame animation with 3D printed apples. For each frame they had to print an other state of the apple. Very impressive! I wish they would have used and explained rapid prototype to me back then …

found at creative review

Your Mercury Ocean

October 6th, 2009

Your Mercury Ocean” is the name of this skateboard designed by Olafur Eliasson. It another great collaboration between Mekanism and an artist or designer. Olafur is the first one who asked Mekanism to produce a 13-ply deck instead of a standard 7-ply. This extra thickness gave him the possibility to mill a 3d pattern on it. Afterward, the deck received a mirror coating.
I want this one, I need this one, it would fit perfect next too my John Maeda one.

Your Mercury Ocean by Olafur Eliasson

Your Mercury Ocean by Olafur Eliasson

Your Mercury Ocean by Olafur Eliasson

Your Mercury Ocean by Olafur Eliasson

Your Mercury Ocean by Olafur Eliasson


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