The objects developed using new technological tools (such as CNC software and machines) and the ability to individually customise mass production (mass customisation), together with open-source design systems (interactive algorithms), are calling into question the future of the traditional model/series approach of industrial design.
Fabbing superstar Janne Kyttanen of Freedom of Creation has been commissioned to produce unique white 3D printed gloves, as shown here. The gloves were commissioned by the Design Hub Barcelona, are will be on display from 15 June 2010 to 28 February 2011 in at the Fabrication Laboratory exhibition. According to DHUB:
The gloves were produced via Laser Sintering – and are named “Michael”, in honor of a certain someone who made the style famous. They’re part of a collection of fabbed clothing samples.
We’re fascinated with the idea of 3D printed clothing. As we’ve previously seen with shoes, digital modelling and custom sizing offer tremendous opportunities to produce pretty much anything that can be imagined. For gloves, we can imagine they can be designed and produced to fit precisely.
To your hands, of course.