3D printed clip on vase modifies drinking glass 3D printed clip on vase modifies drinking glass
aug 15, 2013

3D printed clip on vase modifies drinking glass

3D printed clip on vase modifies drinking glass
all images courtesy of AD-3D




adding a second function to the regular ikea pokal glass, the bulgarian designer and artist aleksandar dimitrov from french-based AD-3D has developed ‘clip on glass’. the 3D printed object transforms the vessel normally used for drinking into a vase suitable for holding flowers. the cleverly designed 9/9/6 cm piece is optimized so that it uses as little material as possible, without compromising the overall function of the product. constructed from polyamide – a strong and flexible material, the fine surface texture allows extension and shrinkage of the vase during the ‘clip’ process.



a simple click connects the piece to an ordinary glass



clip on vase using ikea pokal glass



the 3D printed accessory transforms the drinking glass into a vase, suitable for holding flowers



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  • Clever, but would be more usefully deployed placed onto something that would normally be discarded, like a jam jar. Using a glass is a bit pointless.

    Douglas says:
  • i cannot recall the name of the designer, and the internet ruined my memory for such things, but a female japanese designer published a design for a vase a year or so ago that simply took the foam net that surrounds fruit when you purchase is (the white stuff from around melons and apples) and placed it on top of a glass…this seems to be eerily similar in form, yet remarkable more difficult in execution.

    nicholas says:
  • agree – would beautiful a mason jar or jam jars to beautiful items we could recyle!

    bilbaobab says:

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