PeliDesign”s Machine”s Perception doorhandles, 3D printed in steel
by Joris | March 11, 2011
We”re proud that our collaboration with Alexander Pelikan of PeLiDesign has resulted in some beautiful doorhandles. A few years agoÂ Peli (you can try call him Alexander but heÂ prefers Peli)Â worked with TNO and Studio Ludens on his Machine”s Perception project. This project aimed to look at how machines percieve things and explored the limits and resolutions of 3D scans of a number of household objects, including doorhandles. NowÂ Peli has turned his project into a line of doorhandles that he will presentÂ in Milan at the International Furniture Fair. Â
We think that the first of these doorhandles shows great promise. Not only isÂ it an interesting designÂ but it is also a sophisticated working 3D printed product. Not a just a concept, not just a fun model or a shape but something that people would and could have in their houses. Something that will replace boring doorhandles. We believe that there areÂ people all over the world looking for more interesting, more engaging and better designed objects. We think we can fulfill a portion of this need. We want to work with designer”s of Peli”s caliber by being a factory for their ideas.Â We hope this give you an inkling of where i.materialise is headed, towardsÂ a synergyÂ between our 20 years of 3D printing expertiseÂ with design talent. We”re happy that we are Peli”s partner in turning his idea into a product and hope many more will follow.
Alexander Pelikan started out as an apprentice cabinetmaker and studied Cultural Anthropology &Â Psychology, drawing and woodcarving before graduating from the DesignÂ Academy in Eindhoven. Â He interned withÂ Arnout Visser & Maarten Baas and still doesÂ product development for the latter. SinceÂ setting off as an indepent designer he”s exhibited all over the world including several times at Salone and atÂ 100%Design Tokyo,Â Design /Basel & Design Miami. He collaborates regularly with industy having worked extensively for Arpa Industriale.Â SomeÂ interesting pieces by PeliDesign areÂ Â Plastic Nature furniture, Curiosity Kitchen, J’adoube CNC Chess Board, lasercut Clickfurniture, Indonesian Fair Trade Gula LampÂ and Handle That! CaymanÂ (a cabinet handleÂ that you can hang yourÂ dishtowel on).Â Â
The rest of Peli”s steel 3D printed doorhandles will be unveiled at Salone. Peli will be exhibiting at the Ventura Lambrate Collective Location, Via Massimiano 6.