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Fine Artist’s Unique Designs Materialized by 3D Printing
What do you get when you combine a slow loris and an oil painter? Sloris.com, an innovative design start-up, driven by a fine artist.
Searching for, interpreting and creating beauty has been a lifelong endeavor for M. Facing that challenge in the studio increased her appreciation for day to day items that support her effort. According to M, “The ritual of making tea in the morning, setting the table for dinner or accessorizing before a night out, can all be transformed into moments of meditation given a well-designed object. I want to contribute to people’s daily feelings of contentment.”
M’s life as an oil painter results in a different creative process. Her ideas start conceptually, not anchored to any particular product. For example, in her painting series ‘infinity’
The flexibility of 3D printing allows sloris to be idea centric. In traditional manufacturing, they would have been forced to produce hundreds, if not thousands, of a single item to make it cost effective. This results in the need to sell a significant number of that item before moving on to the next. This benefit of using additive manufacturing means that even as a small business, sloris is able to bring to market a diverse selection of goods.
Ultimately, sloris offers an eclectic selection of unique and interesting items, from jewelry to dinnerware, with the majority of the items priced between $25 and $90. 3D printing makes it all possible, but it’s not about 3D printing, it’s about art in design.
See the results at http://www.sloris.com