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OTHR

Candle Snuffer Collection

Words / Phaedrus Lam
Illustration / Furze Chan
Translation / Ian Tsang

隨著3D列印得到長足發展,創新科技不僅造福了設計界,帶來在生產成本與塑型調度上的優勢,甚至連帶把商業模式也翻轉過來,像OTHR這家新創企業就是一顯例。

以3D列印技術為生產主軸,OTHR去年於「紐約設計周」與十二位紐約設計師合作,打印出一系列OTHR的居家產品,為剛起步的品牌打開知名度。不同於傳統生產角色,OTHR仰賴3D列印的便捷與高效,不以量產方式為圭梟;反之只要顧客每一下單,OTHR便立即生產該品項,並在完成品打上獨一無二的序號;在平衡生態與成本後,更為顧客帶來購買訂製品般的美好體驗。

上面這個名為「Candle Snuffer Collection」的滅燭器系列,是OTHR與Pablo Alabau、Vera and Kyte和Studio Yonoh等三個設計單位合作的新產品,其分別命名為「Halcyon」,「Apex」和「Ocaso」,材質使用無光黑鋼,打造成幾何形狀的輪廓,並擁有極其工整的切割線;在家居功能以外,也被賦予了雕塑作品般的美態。

Thanks to 3D printing’s remarkable development, new technologies have not only benefited the design sector by creating advantages in production cost, as well as in moulding and fine adjustments, but also overhauled the commercial production mode at the same time. A case in point is OTHR, a newly established company.

OTHR principally makes uses of 3D printing technology in its production. Last year, OTHR collaborated with twelve New York designers for the New York Design Week in printing a series of household products under OTHR, thereby helping the brand establish a reputation in its infancy. Rather than taking on the role of a traditional manufacturer, OTHR utilizes the convenience and efficiency of 3D printing technology, without relying on mass production. Whenever it receives an order from a client, it will immediately manufacture the item and embed it with a unique number. After striking a balance between environmental impact and cost, it still manages to offer its customers an exquisite experience rivaling that of tailor-made products.

Shown above is the newly released “Candle Snuffer Collection” jointly developed by OTHR and three design units, namely Pablo Alabau, Vera and Kyte, and Studio Yonoh, giving birth espectively to “Halycon”, “Apex” and “Ocaso”. Printed by dull black steel, they boast a geometric shape as well as extremely neat cutting lines. On top of their functionality as household products, they have been given an aesthetic beauty rivaling that of sculptures.