In an earlier issue, we covered Unfold Design Studio’s 3D printed ceramic filter that combines with an open source water boiler to offer new water purification options. The Belgian designers put that same 3D printing technique to use when they designed The Peddler, a new way to experience perfume. The studio teamed up with perfumer Barnabé Fillion for Maison & Objet in June 2013 for the project.
Unfold created a set of objects that resemble alchemical tools and utensils to revisit the process of transformation in alchemy. Three diffusers and various receptacles were produced using Unfold’s ceramic 3D print process. Unfold states that the small machine “invite(s) people to be involved in the process, putting a real emphasis on the ritual and the experience of perfume.” The diffusers are the result of Unfold’s research on the applications of complex 3D printed ceramic objects. Based on the images, it appears as though our friend, the ceramic filter, makes a return appearance.
Above image: Unfold Design Studio’s The Peddler