NGO cuibono 3D prints chess set inspired by those displaced by war in ukraine

NGO cuibono 3D prints chess set inspired by those displaced by war in ukraine

kindachess encapsulates unity and the longing for home

 

NGO Cuibono designs a sustainable, 3D printed chess set inspired by the stories of the displaced in Kharkiv, Ukraine, amidst the Russian invasion. Kindachess represents the divided nation under the war game — chess — by segmenting the board. However, when the game is finished and when the board is stacked to be stored the lines form the Ukrainian flag, representing unity and the action of returning to home. Led by designer Liam Hwang, the production was carried out with sustainable additive manufacturing techniques, namely FDM 3D printing with naturally degradable bioplastics.

NGO cuibono 3D prints chess set inspired by those displaced by war in ukraine
all images courtesy of Cuibono

 

 

3d printed with degradable bioplastics by cuibono

 

Cuibono is the world’s first design-driven NGO, established to provide aid to marginalized regions damaged by geopolitical conflicts such as war. The organization’s mission is achieved through the sale of sustainably made products that authentically represent the narratives of these regions. Aiming to break the boundary between commercial products and activism, the team harnesses design’s power to serve all, particularly those most in need. The NGO’s first design, Kindachess, was inspired by the narratives of the current Russian invasion in Ukraine. With a commitment to strong design ethics, stakeholders with direct access to the regions validated each design process to ensure it authentically represents the locals’ story.

NGO cuibono 3D prints chess set inspired by those displaced by war in ukraine
designed by Cuibono and Liam Hwang

NGO cuibono 3D prints chess set inspired by those displaced by war in ukraine
a sustainable, 3D printed chess

NGO cuibono 3D prints chess set inspired by those displaced by war in ukraine
Kindachess represents the divided nation of Ukraine under the war game, chess

NGO cuibono 3D prints chess set inspired by those displaced by war in ukraine
produced with FDM 3D printing with naturally degradable bioplastics

NGO cuibono 3D prints chess set inspired by those displaced by war in ukraine
when the board is stacked the lines form the Ukrainian flag, representing unity and the action of returning to home

NGO cuibono 3D prints chess set inspired by those displaced by war in ukraine
Cuibono is the world’s first design-driven NGO

NGO cuibono 3D prints chess set inspired by those displaced by war in ukraine
compact and stackable

NGO cuibono 3D prints chess set inspired by those displaced by war in ukraine

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NGO cuibono 3D prints chess set inspired by those displaced by war in ukraine

NGO cuibono 3D prints chess set inspired by those displaced by war in ukraine

 

project info:

 

name: Kindachess
designer: Cuibono

lead designer: Liam Hwang

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: ravail khan | designboom

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