The Vanguard Series gives designers a chance to explore an unfamiliar technology

The Collective Design Fair has partnered with NYC-based OTHR on a new 3D printing-focused program coined the Vanguard Series, selecting five designers to each create a new 3D printed object. The catch? Many of the designers are completely new to the technology.

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The task involved creating a vessel using bronze, porcelain or steel that could be produced in a limited edition run, ranging in shape from architectural to sculptural. Some like ‘Pavilions' and ‘Brutus' are modular and can be taken apart and reconfigured for different functions.

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Pavilions – Ania Jaworska

Pavilions is a series of small and enigmatic objects that, though inherently architectural, become practical vessels when paired with common objects and are crafted in 3D printed matte black steel.

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Brutus – Egg Collective

A set of modular vessels inspired by brutalist architecture, Brutus combines the finishes of 3D printed matte black and raw steel, proving that craftsmanship and technology can coexist.

God Save The Queen – Marie-Victoire Winckler

With a character fit for a queen, this regal form combines 19th century techniques with modern technology and is crafted in 3D printed celadon porcelain, gloss white porcelain and 3D printed polished gold steel.

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Tulips – Chen Chen and Kai Williams

Inspired by Dutch pyramid vases of the 1600s, this structural scaffold holds bulb-like vases for individual flowers and is crafted in 3D 3D printed black matte steel and 3D printed gloss white porcelain. 

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Suple N2: Porcelain vs Bronze – GT2P

Combining mathematics and romance, Suple unifies two materials in a single object, crafted 3D printed matte black porcelain and 3D printed polished gold steel.

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The Collective Design Fair has partnered with NYC-based OTHR on a new 3D printing-focused program coined the Vanguard Series, selecting five designers to each create a new 3D printed object. The catch? Many of the designers are completely new to the technology.

The task involved creating a vessel using bronze, porcelain or steel that could be produced in a limited edition run, ranging in shape from architectural to sculptural. Some like ‘Pavilions' and ‘Brutus' are modular and can be taken apart and reconfigured for different functions.