Tessa’s Weekly Picks – 3D Printed Gifts for Colleagues


Tessa Blokland  

3D printed vase cover, designed by Design Libero

At the end of the year I not only reflect back on the things I have done in my private life, but I also look back at work and the collaboration with colleagues. It is hard to believe, but a lot of my hours being awake during weekdays are spent with colleagues! Among those colleagues, are super colleagues, with really nice personalities, which I might even call ‘friends’ (although I find it very difficult to draw a line between acquaintance/colleague/friend). Anyway, here are some 3D printed gifts (not that expensive) to give those colleagues I really like. They make me laugh, we tease each other in sharp wordplay, and together we make sure that work done together is fun and exciting!

Of course, diamonds are forever, but this 3D printed Gerbera, designed by studio Minale Maeda, will never wither.

For the colleague who likes to run, I have found this very handy design, Keon V1*, a 3D printed ring that holds your key(s).

Or what about this 3D printed bookmark in the form of a dove? I really like this one. Studio Macura also designed bookmarks in the shape of a whale and a snail (I guess for the slower readers?). They come in more than the two colors shown in the picture.

For the more creative colleagues, I would buy the 3D printed buttons of DAE alumnus Femke Roefs. The buttons are super nice on a coat, a shirt, a fancy dress, and they give a nice twist to a normal outfit.

The last gift is a bit more expensive than the above, but it is a great present to give and receive. This 3D printed vase covers a small PET bottle, transforming the bottle into a vase. It is one of my favorite 3D printed designs by Design Libero.

If you have other 3D printed suggestions to give your colleagues, please let us know! We’d love to share them for more inspiration.

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Each of Tessa’s weekly picks is a curated group of 3D printed designs, based on the week’s chosen theme. If you would like to offer a theme for Tessa, or if you have your own 3D printed weekly picks you would like to see featured, please let us know by commenting below. Subscribe to the newsletter to get the latest weekly picks every week in your mailbox.

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