New award for Asics Left and Right campaign

FOC FOR  10.Mar.2010

Our collaboration with Amsterdam Worldwide for their Onitsuka Tiger and Asics advertisement accounts keep on winning awards. Next in line is winning the Mobius Award. Check out this new video that Amsterdam Worldwide put together to explain the outcome of this great campaign in high detail.

Freedom Of Creation designed the Onitsuka Tiger shoe, which was completely 3D printed in nylon.

To read more about the collaborations with Amsterdam World Wide see these articles:

Amsterdam World Wide awards

Asics Viral campaign

Onitsuka Tiger campaign

Apple acquires exclusivity for FreshFiber iPhone cases

FOC FOR  5.Mar.2010

Since a new partner company of FOC, Freshfiber was launched in the fall of 2009, things have gone very fast. This company was set up to specialize in fashionable 3D printed protection designs for electronics and the first products to be developed were Iphone covers. The first line was initially introduced in Dubai during the Gitex show in November2009 and you could not wish for a better launching customer than Apple. Since for a couple weeks now, one of these designs ‘Double Mesh’ is part of the Apple product collection and can be purchased directly from their online store.  Apple has acquired the European exclusivity to  sell the Double Mesh in 3 colors. All other colors can be bought in the FOC online store.

Janne Kyttanen, the designer of the products, comments: “This is of course great news for us to get Apple on board. Most of FOC’s products are premium priced due to the high costprice of larger volume 3D printed objects. Since we now have a small-sized product in our hands and the network from Apple selling them, the production quantities are expected to become very high. This is also great news for the entire 3D printing industry, because finally there is a product on the market which can really bring the technology to the masses.”

Frederik Roije jury member FOC Talents 2010-Q1

FOC Talents  4.Mar.2010

Frederik Roijé is the third and final jury member of the first FOC Talents assignment, 2010-Q1 “The Most Boring“. Together with Ted Noten and Janne Kyttanen he will select a winner from fifteen wedding ring entries, designed by the global network of pre-selected Talents.

Frederik has a design studio specialized in interior and product design, where concept and renewal are main points. Also Droog Design took designs of Frederik Roijé in their collection. FOC is very pleased that Frederik is on the FOC Talents jury, because he uses many different CAD/CAM techniques to create his products.

Frederik is also the designer of the ring “Two of a Kind“, which provides a perfect context for judging the wedding rings that the FOC Talents had to design. READ ON

FOC at World Fashion Centre Amsterdam

FOC general  24.Feb.2010

Our exhibition at the World Fashion Centre in Amsterdam is generating lots of traffic on their ground floor. Those of you who missed our opening event, you are all more than welcome to still visit the exhibition.

The show runs until 5th of March 2010, from 09:00 – 17:00.

Location: WFC (main entrance), Koningin Wilhelminaplein 13, 1062 HH, Amsterdam

The above picture shows the layout of the exhibition, with 20 blocks each featuring products created by Freedom Of Creation in the last 10 years.

If you want to see 3D printing for yourself make sure you visit the exhibition before it ends on March 5th.

Read on to see more pictures. READ ON

FOC creates exclusive chairs for 100ft Yacht

FOC FOR  10.Feb.2010

FOC was commissioned by a Dutch design company, Wetzels Brown Partners to co-develop the creation of 23 unique chairs for a 100 ft. sailing yacht and private residence.

The chair structure is inspired on Janne Kyttanen’s Macedonia tray, the 3D printed outer shell is manufactured in a single piece. Only one shell can be fitted into the state of the art 3D printing machines, thereby making this the one of the largest single pieces ever to be produced with Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) by Freedom Of Creation.

The rapid manufactured shell is seamlessly connected to a high gloss finished metal base, which allows the chair to swivel freely. The cutting edge outer structure is combined with a traditional high quality padded leather shell which can easily be popped in and out of the chair structure.

To create a nice contrast between the soft leather and hard outer structure, a high gloss finish was applied to the nylon structure. READ ON