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On Design Magazine featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Kintsugi

An object can break itself but doesn't lose its value and its beauty. This is the philosophy of the ancient Japanese technique of Kintsugi, which means “to repair with gold”. What is broken is not a loss but becomes more precious and unique. In the Japanese culture no object must necessarily be perfect: everyone tells its story. Time passes by and from the signs of his passing, it comes a form of beauty even more powerful. Kintsugi tableware is born from this philosophy and makes the gold ornamentation current and geometric, stylish and elegant, for a timeless and luxurious mise en place.

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Flower Shaper

These serie of vases is the result of experimenting with the capabilities and limitations of clay and a self-built 3D clay-printer. Clay is soft and pliable when wet, but becomes hard and brittle when dry. After heating in a kiln, clay transforms into a durable, waterproof material. The focus is on creating interesting shapes and textures that are either difficult and time consuming to make or even not doable using traditional methods. The material and the method defined the structure, the texture and the form. All working together to help shape the flowers. No other materials were added.

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Structuretonics

Automation and robots will revolutionise the architecture and construction industries. The work is an investigation into surface geometries and new possibilities to print the building facade using additive manufacturing, carbon reinforced concrete or recyclable 3D printed moulds. The Research Team designed more than hundred facade typologies, forms and structures for the building facade based on simulated environmental performance. The results are layers of unseen form, complex structures and modular prototypes of modular elements that allow a faster production and construction process.

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milan chess set

Six ancient and modern monuments in Milan become six different chess pieces. They live side by side not only in the reality but also on a chessboard, dancing with many different moves and creating new urban skylines each time. 3D printing is the innovative technology chosen to represent this futuristic world. Melting past, present and future, human beings can find new designs and new lifestyles.

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Decaffeinator

Decaffeinator is a simple solution to problem of household urban waste, by storing coffee waste and reusing it to sustain the growth of a new plant. Three specifically designed layers serve unique purposes. One layer holds water, the second holds coffee grounds, and a third, perforated layer, holds the plant. Decaffeinator is made of Coffee Based 3D printing filament, further recycling coffee waste. Decaffeinator is a cradle-to-cradle solution to reduce environmental impact and support plant growth, in a way from which everyone can reduce their negative environmental impact.

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Metamorphosis 3D

A 3D printed tattoo is a three-dimensional, physical representation of a certain 2D design. The result is a bespoke piece of body decoration which is flexible and can be easily applied to the surface of skin using bio-friendly, silicone based adhesives. The positive relief effect achieved after application communicates essential design information through both visual and tactile stimulation. 3D printing custom body decoration is a less permanent and non-invasive alternative to conventional tattoos, offering a new level of opportunities for self-expression and transformation of the human form.

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Design interview of the day

Read the latest interviews and conversations on design, creativity and innovation between design journalist and world-famous designers, artists and architects. See latest design projects and award-winning designs by famous designers, artists, architects and innovators. Discover new insights on creativity, innovation, arts, design and architecture. Learn about design processes of great designers.

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