Inspiration is one of the key ingredients in innovation and from time immemorial; we have turned to nature for that. I remember bringing home Pine Cones from the forest and making DIY jewelry like this, and flaunting it like a princess. Perhaps guys can try their hand at this beautiful wreath for the holidays. Anyway, back to the topic on hand, the Pine Cone Collection designed by Isaac Budmen transforms nature into everyday objects that are inspiring and useful.
According to Isaac, the purpose behind the project was to recreate nature in a novel style that reflects homeware and can be 3D printed by anybody. The three designs in this feature have been crafted for desktop fabrication. They can be digitally downloaded at Cults, the French marketplace of 3D files.
The Desktop Conifer stems from the studies of pinecones and their complex geometries. As you can see this piece takes on the intricacies of the natural algorithm and is then simplified to create a unique piece for the desktop.
The Illusory Acorn basically prints in two parts – the acorn top and acorn bottom, and clasps together with a hidden bayonet connector. It has the potential to hold your secret portion of creative juices – something that will inspire you to design the next 3D printed box and cup.
The mighty Sequoia Redwoods know for their height, inspire the last in the series. The Sequoia Organizer mimics the namesake pods and is ideal to hold important cards and pictures. The unique geometry of the Sequoia Cones is evident in the design.