3D printed subsea coffee maker is modeled after marine mechanics
 
3D printed subsea coffee maker is modeled after marine mechanics
apr 11, 2015

3D printed subsea coffee maker is modeled after marine mechanics

3D printed subsea coffee maker is modeled after marine mechanics
image © ideal lab / photo by andreas eikeseth nygjerd

 

 

 

with norway marking one of the largest subsea nations in the world today, the region sees exciting potential applications in marine industries and underwater mining. one of the largest challenges facing the expanding field is recruitment, a trend already evident in the offshore-municipality of florø, which is at the top of the norwegian statistics for labor migration. the costal town attracts workers from all over the world interested in their large offshore related industry, in turn, changing the social landscape of the city.

 

in thinking about the new inhabitants of these areas, design studio vera & kyte adapt maritime industry aesthetics to a daily ritual of its workers: making coffee.

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the collection comprises a tray, coffee cups, milk jug, sugar bowl, coffee pot and dripper
image © ideal lab / photo by andreas eikeseth nygjerd

 

 

 

presented at the 2015 biennale internationale design saint-étienne, ‘subsea coffee’ represents the identity of florø through the application of the hyper functional characteristics of subsea constructions to tableware, comprising a tray, coffee cups, milk jug, sugar bowl, coffee pot and dripper. a slow brewing method means taking time for social interaction, realized in hopes to implement a social brewing ritual as a part of the everyday workflow. the 3D printed prototype has been created as part of an ‘ideal lab‘ workshop, conceived as a meeting point between the local community and its new citizens.

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maritime industry aesthetics are applied to the daily ritual of its workers
image courtesy of vera & kyte

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references to marine industries and underwater mining are made in the tableware design
image courtesy of vera & kyte

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a collection comprising a metal tray, two coffee cups, a milk jug and a sugar bowl accompany the pot
image courtesy of vera & kyte

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sketches by the designers indicating the genesis of their idea
image courtesy of vera & kyte

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visualization of experimentation stages in the design
image courtesy of vera & kyte

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marine machinery — the source of reference behind ‘subsea coffee’
image courtesy of vera & kyte

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