Sascha Bose cutlery set v1. Learn how to create a 'bone effect' on 3D prints in this MyMiniFactory tutorial.
Who am I?
I'm a 25-year-old product designer from germany with a big interest in 3D-printing. My inspirations are the nature and nature-inspired art like Art Nouveau. Nature is full of stunning things, a pool of ideas and solutions. 3D-printing is interestingly a nature-inspired 'thing' too, the whole earth is 'printed' in layers. You can see the additive manufacturing made by nature also in wood, bones and shells for instance.
The story behind the cutlery project?
I had the wish to design a cutlery-set since a few time, now I want to try to realise that wish through FDM-printing. The finished design should be beautyful, easy to use and ergonomic. My design process started with a research of the history of cutlery to answer the questions:
-Why do we use cutlery?
-Who 'invented' the cutlery?
-Why does a fork have three or four prongs?
I learned very interesting facts and decided to try a cutlery set with a fork with two prongs.
Technical-founded to get more space for the prongs, thin walls are tricky to print and optical-
founded to try something different.
During the next step I wanted to get an ergonomic, useful shape in the limitation of the working space from a 3D-printer. So I shaped a raw model with Plasticine.
Based on the results from this step I created a 3D-model on my computer. I sketched some possible detailled shapes and transmitted them into my 3D-model.
-The spoon is the only worldwide used cutlery
-The spoon is used since the Stone Age
-The knife is used as cutlery since the romans
-The Romans invented the fork as cutlery
-The catholic church banned cutlery in the dark age
-Forks was banned as 'symbol of the devil'
-The fork was considered also as 'womanish' and 'dainty'
-Cutlery established again during the 19th century
-Before the industrialisation everybody had his own cutlery-set worn on a belt