Materialise and KAYIWA Launch 3D Printed DINO Clothes Rack

Brussels, Belgium  –  May  20, 2015.  Materialise NV (NASDAQ:MTLS), a leading provider of additive manufacturing software and sophisticated 3D printing services, today launched the 3D Printed DINO clothes rack as an outcome of a recent collaboration with  the Finland-based design studio KAYIWA.
 
As with all KAYIWA products, the DINO clothes rack blurs the line between design and art. While keeping aesthetics at the forefront of their design, the DINO rack serves as a functional furnishing piece that fits  in a foyer, lounge, cloakroom, walk -in closet, wardrobe, or a fashion boutique. The sophisticated and eye-catching design of the DINO rack  works to aesthetically enhance  any  space.  
 
 
“During the last decade, 3D  printing technology advanced considerably, which allowed the true vision for DINO to be realized,”  says  Lincoln Kayiwa, Designer and Founder of KAYIWA  design studio. “In line with KAYIWA’s sustainability values, hangers are produced only to meet the exact demand. The remaining polyamide powder from the laser-sintered parts is reused. Nothing goes to waste.”
 
Suspended along an electro-polished stainless steel bar with spacers in between, hangers remain organized and comfortably swing back and forth and/or move side-to-side for efficient hanging and clothing  removal.  The hangers can be made in varying heights,  leaving  hanging space for long coats or making them easy to reach for children  and people on a wheelchair. In addition, hangers can be  hung  on the bar in any order, according to  your preference and their textured finish and ergonomic shape ensures the secure holding of clothes.
 
For  this  project,  KAYIWA worked  closely  with  the  design  and  engineering  team  at  Materialise. “Design  is  often  the  key  to  success  for  a  3D  Printing  project.  Together  with  the  customer, we modified the original shapes in order to come to designs that are ready for additive manufacturing. This guaranteed  a  perfect  and repeatable  quality  that meets KAYIWA’s standards,” says  Karel Honings, Project Manager at Materialise.
 
 
The DINO clothes rack is now available in three versatile models: straight, wavy and modular, and in the eight KAYIWA standard colors (black, blue, green, orange,   red, violet, white and yellow). Nevertheless, the  DINO rack  can  also  be customized to match your  room’s  current  style and it is even possible to  incorporate your company’s brand identity  through a  specific logo or color scheme.
 

About Materialise

With its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium, and branches worldwide, Materialise is a provider of Additive Manufacturing (AM) software solutions and sophisticated 3D printing services in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design and consumer products. Materialise has been playing an active role in the field of AM since 1990, through its involvement  in  AM  for  industrial  and  medical  applications,  by  providing  biomedical  and  clinical solutions such as medical image processing and surgical simulations and by develo ping unique solutions for its customers' prototyping, production, and medical needs. For additional information, please visit: www.materialise.com.
 

About KAYIWA

Lincoln Kayiwa was born in 1979 into a family of  architects  in Kampala, Uganda. He graduated with a  Master  of  Arts  from  the  Aalto  University  School  of  Arts,  Design  and  Architecture  in  Helsinki, Finland in 2007. Upon graduating, he founded his own design studio, KAYIWA. Kayiwa’s Ugandan roots and Nordic  life  make for  a unique approach. He shows us that design can be bold,  playful and aesthetically appealing, yet still fully functional and durable. His uncompromising, innovative works make Lincoln Kayiwa a pioneer in creating exclusive, usable art pieces that enable anyone to be a collector.
 

For more information, please contact:

Pieter Vos
Marketing Coordinator Additive Manufacturing Solutions, Materialise
Phone: +32 16 396 272
 
Lincoln Kayiwa
Phone: +358 50 518 4624 
 
Credits:
Wardrobe courtesy of Samuji / Samuji Fall 2015 Ready-to-Wear Collection
Images courtesy of KAYIWA
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