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Materialise and KAYIWA Launch 3D Printed DINO Clothes Rack
Brussels, Belgium – May 20, 2015. Materialise NV (NASDAQ:MTLS), a leading provider of additive manufacturing software and sophisticated 3D printing services, today launched the 3D Printed DINO clothes rack as an outcome of a recent collaboration with the Finland-based design studio KAYIWA.
As with all KAYIWA products, the DINO clothes rack blurs the line between design and art. While keeping aesthetics at the forefront of their design, the DINO rack serves as a functional furnishing piece that fits in a foyer, lounge, cloakroom, walk -in closet, wardrobe, or a fashion boutique. The sophisticated and eye-catching design of the DINO rack works to aesthetically enhance any space.
“During the last decade, 3D printing technology advanced considerably, which allowed the true vision for DINO to be realized,” says Lincoln Kayiwa, Designer and Founder of KAYIWA design studio. “In line with KAYIWA’s sustainability values, hangers are produced only to meet the exact demand. The remaining polyamide powder from the laser-sintered parts is reused. Nothing goes to waste.”
Suspended along an electro-polished stainless steel bar with spacers in between, hangers remain organized and comfortably swing back and forth and/or move side-to-side for efficient hanging and clothing removal. The hangers can be made in varying heights, leaving hanging space for long coats or making them easy to reach for children and people on a wheelchair. In addition, hangers can be hung on the bar in any order, according to your preference and their textured finish and ergonomic shape ensures the secure holding of clothes.
For this project, KAYIWA worked closely with the design and engineering team at Materialise. “Design is often the key to success for a 3D Printing project. Together with the customer, we modified the original shapes in order to come to designs that are ready for additive manufacturing. This guaranteed a perfect and repeatable quality that meets KAYIWA’s standards,” says Karel Honings, Project Manager at Materialise.
The DINO clothes rack is now available in three versatile models: straight, wavy and modular, and in the eight KAYIWA standard colors (black, blue, green, orange, red, violet, white and yellow). Nevertheless, the DINO rack can also be customized to match your room’s current style and it is even possible to incorporate your company’s brand identity through a specific logo or color scheme.
With its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium, and branches worldwide, Materialise is a provider of Additive Manufacturing (AM) software solutions and sophisticated 3D printing services in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design and consumer products. Materialise has been playing an active role in the field of AM since 1990, through its involvement in AM for industrial and medical applications, by providing biomedical and clinical solutions such as medical image processing and surgical simulations and by develo ping unique solutions for its customers' prototyping, production, and medical needs. For additional information, please visit: www.materialise.com.
Lincoln Kayiwa was born in 1979 into a family of architects in Kampala, Uganda. He graduated with a Master of Arts from the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Helsinki, Finland in 2007. Upon graduating, he founded his own design studio, KAYIWA. Kayiwa’s Ugandan roots and Nordic life make for a unique approach. He shows us that design can be bold, playful and aesthetically appealing, yet still fully functional and durable. His uncompromising, innovative works make Lincoln Kayiwa a pioneer in creating exclusive, usable art pieces that enable anyone to be a collector.
For more information, please contact:
Marketing Coordinator Additive Manufacturing Solutions, Materialise
Phone: +32 16 396 272
Phone: +358 50 518 4624
Wardrobe courtesy of Samuji / Samuji Fall 2015 Ready-to-Wear Collection
Images courtesy of KAYIWA