FabWeaver Type A530
by Tangerine, for Sindoh
FabWeaver, an innovative 3D printer brand working in partnership with Korea's leading printer company Sindoh Co, Ltd, recruited the help of design consultancy Tangerine to create the fabWeaver Type A530, a prototyping workstation for industrial 3D printing. This new offering is designed to increase adoption of 3D printing by helping organisations create strong, high-quality parts for a low total cost.
Working to the goal of exuding the reliability and simplicity missing in existing 3D printing platforms, Tangerine’s main focus was tackling the pain-points of large 3D printers, such as a discreet 'Worktop' that can be drawn out for effortless part handling. The Type A530 also features a front-facing intuitive indicator, with coloured LEDs around the door which help users monitor the printing process from afar and a 7-inch touchscreen for easy interaction. Fully integrated with the Weaver3 Studio and Weaver 3 cloud/mobile software, the printer can be controlled remotely from anywhere. Aesthetically, the design of the Type A530 answers growing user needs for warmth and personalisation from their technology to elevate their interiors.
The judges said: “Visually very well considered, but also highly innovative in the 3D printing category, which needs invigorating.”
by Pentagram, for Lightmatter
Lightmatter is a company that specialises in photonic (super)computers. Photonic computing involves processors that use light and advanced optics to run faster and more efficiently than any other computer on the planet. Lightmatter’s hardware and software is purpose-built to power the next generation of artificial intelligence applications across industries.
Despite using optical technology, the hardware still needs to connect to conventional computer systems, which means the units are housed in rack-mounted server systems. Thus, Lightmatter needed an industrial design language for a range of these servers that reflected its brand positioning and unique technology. It reached out to Pentagram with this brief, who in turn used the geometry of lightguides that create the optical interference at the heart of Lightmatter's chips as the building blocks to develop a distinctive appearance for Lightmatter products. This design, which features the lines and curvature used in the brand identity, positions photonics as the new computing paradigm and Lightmatter as the company ready to lead the charge.
The Queen’s Baton
by Raymont-Osman Product Design, for Commonwealth Games Birmingham 2022
The Queen's Baton Relay is a Commonwealth Games tradition that celebrates and connects Commonwealth communities in the run-up to the event. Beginning in October 2021, a baton containing a message from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has been travelling through every nation and territory of the Commonwealth on its way back to England for the Birmingham 2022 Games this July.
Created by design studio Raymont-Osman Product Design, this year’s baton displays an aesthetic shift away from the traditional masculine form of previous iterations. Its updated form showcases a curved profile that celebrates the strength of all of the female competitors, while a platinum strand that lines its length pays homage to the Queen in her Platinum Jubilee year. The copper, aluminium and brass elements reference the bronze, silver and gold medals, with the aluminium having been created using a traditional method of lost wax casting that nods to Birmingham’s reputation for craftsmanship. The baton also utilises smart technologies that capture data and stories from across the Commonwealth to help shine a light on the people driving change within their communities.
Product Design - industrial