Tessa’s Designer Pick – Design Libero and 3D Printing

2019-07-05

Tessa Blokland  

Icosa, design by Design Libero

It is the first blog post of July, so it is time for another Designer Pick. This month I would like to celebrate a multidisciplinary design studio, Design Libero. They are not only very nice people – I was lucky to meet them in 2017 in Milan, but I also like their 3 printed designs a lot.

One of my favorite designs is the Silhouette Collection, a series of 4 different structured 3d printed vases (which can be ordered on Tessa’s Curated Boutique). It is a clever design: the design consists of an external shell which is screwed onto a bottle like a cap. The cap in a way becomes the main object as the 3D printed shell covers the bottle and it disappears under its structure.

Icosa is a set of 3D printed joints and wooden or plastic rods (also top image). Thanks to the separate elements it is very easy to assemble and disassemble for compact transport or recycling.

Do you also have your Airport Express on the table? On Shapeways, you can order the 3D printed Airport Express wall fixture, also designed by Design Libero. It is now easier to hang the object so there is room on your table and to make sure the wifi signal is better. It has 2 mounting holes and an opening for a cable.

The last project is similar to Icosa: 3D printed joints and wooden rods enabling furniture making. Their approach and use of 3D printing make it possible to ship compact packages at lower costs to the end user.

Design Libero are Libero Rutilo (left) and Ekaterina Shchetina (right) and are based in Milan.

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Each of Tessa’s designer pick is a curated group of 3D printed designs or projects from one designer or design studio. If you would like to offer a designer or design studio for Tessa, or if you have your own 3D printed designs or projects you would like to see featured, please let us know by commenting below. Subscribe to the newsletter to get the latest picks every week in your mailbox.

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