japanese whiskey brand crafts intricately CNC-milled ice cubes
 
japanese whiskey brand crafts intricately CNC-milled ice cubes
apr 08, 2015

japanese whiskey brand crafts intricately CNC-milled ice cubes

japanese whiskey brand crafts intricately CNC-milled ice cubes
all images courtesy of suntory

 

 

 

suntory — one of the oldest japanese brewing and distilling companies — is renowned for its history and heritage in whiskey making. despite their traditional quality and status, the more than 100 year old brand decided to work with some of the latest technological systems for a recent campaign.

 

3D on the rocks is a collection of CNC-milled ice cubes made especially for their product, intricately crafted in architectural, human and domestic shapes. the objects range from an astronaut to kinkaku-ji, a japanese temple, each sculpted from a single block of ice and carved into based on a three-dimensional render.

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underwater shark

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horse

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guitar

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austronaut

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designer chair

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winged victory

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the david

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highheels

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milling away the roof of the temple-shaped ice cube

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cutting into the block of ice with the CNC machine

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finishing touches are applied to the temple-shaped ice

  • Why don’t cnc mill the mould and then start creating them massively ?

    jacopo
  • That’s one thing called class in a glass!

    Rutu
  • Amazing! I would love to see time lapse shots of each design. I want to see how each ice structure goes from solid to liquid.

    ROEM

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