UK Designer David Bartlett used Printeriors to provide a pop-up shop environment for his BrandIt Furniture concept – fast and easy assemble furniture made from cardboard that can be bespoke printed.
The Cardboard Box Company took part in the Red Bull Soapbox Race this summer in a Lego Batman-themed car built with two Zund digital cutters and with pieces printed on its Inca Spyder. On top of that the Batmobile had wings, flame-throwers and battery-powered flashing lights, plus the braking and steering mechanism we need to negotiate the downhill race with ramps and jumps.
At the recent Heimtextil show in Frankfurt, Epson showed how it could transform oil paintings by Bryony Benge-Abbott into a range of soft furnishings using its SureColor inkjet printers. Her ‘Blooming Bryony Designs’ were used throughout the Epson stand - on the walls, curtains, table tops, chairs and cushions - all printed on SureColor printers.
Standing at 90mm high, these mini ‘phone chairs’ are made using 2000 micron display board, UV printed and CNC cut to shape.
The promotional product, made by Bullseye, is sent out flat packed, and then the end user slots them together.
Mollie Courtenay, a graphic design student from Kingston University has come up with a novel way to harness granny power and encourage young drivers to be more safety conscious. She created this life-size print of her own gran, Janet Allum, which she belted into her passenger seat and drove to Brighton!
When Mexican shoe company Coqueta and Audaz wanted to produce shoes that would be bright and colourful and also appeal to the more fashion conscious children they turned to printer Extrema Publicidad. Using its Inca Eagle H, Extrema printed the designs onto the leather which was used to make the children's shoes.
Designer Shell Thomas is using Dufaylite Ultra Board for a new toy – Reggie the Eco Rocker, a modern and sustainable alternative to traditional rocking horse which is already proving a hit.
Reggie arrives flat-packed, blank and ready to be brought to life at home using pencils, crayons, glitter, glue and a little imagination for budding young designers.
Gobet Production in Vernier, Switzerland, produces personalised skiis as one of the bespoke applications is prints on its three HP Latex large-format inkjet printers.
The skiis pictured were produced in around an hour (from conception to final cutting on skis) on self-adhesive vinyl with a gloss laminate.